Stone alabastron, Egypt, 3200-2800 BC

Stone alabastron, Egypt, 3200-2800 BC
Period:Egypt, Early Dynastic Period/Thinite Period, Early Dynastic Period/Thinite Period
Dating:3200 BC–2800 BC
Material:Calcite - alabaster
Physical:22cm. (8.6 in.) - 1575 g. (55.6 oz.)

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  This tall stone alabastron from the Thinite Period (Dynasty 0-2, 3200-2800 BC) was fashioned from a solid block of calcite, better known as alabaster. It presents a rounded base, a slightly tapered tubular body, a narrow neck, and a flat horizontal rim.

Bibliography (for this item)

Vandier d’Abbadie, J.
1972 Catalogue des objets de toilette égyptiens. Editions des Musées Nationaux, Paris, France.

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