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Cylindrical Jar

3600 BCE - 3200 BCE
Predynastic Period (ca. 5300-3000 BCE)
10 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. (26.3 x 11.5 cm)

Unknown, Egyptian
Egyptian

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Terracotta, paint
Credit Line: R.T. Miller Fund
Accession Number: 1951.201.1
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Location: Not currently on view
Collection: Frederic Morgan Collection

The painted decoration reproduces for eternity the string or straw mesh holder in which jars like this hung in daily life.

[Gallery label text, 2004]

Provenance
Frederic G. Morgan (d. 1920), Aurora, New York; purchased from his estate by the Gallery in 1951

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