Egypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2573-2454 BC / Spouted Bowl / 2573-2454 BCEgypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2573-2454 BC
Spouted Bowl
2573-2454 BC

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Egypt
Creator Active Place: Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2573-2454 BC
Title: Spouted Bowl
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -257
Creation End Date: -245
Creation Date: 2573-2454 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Vessels
Materials and Techniques: gneiss
Dimensions: Diameter: 10.8cm, Diameter of mouth: 9.1cm, Overall: 6.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1985.108
Credit Line: Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. and various donors by exchange
Context: A single tomb might contain hundreds of stone vessels replicating the shapes of pottery vessels used in everyday life. Prospectors and quarrymen traveled far in search of the desired materials. Hornblende diorite, a hard stone notable for its mottled texture, was found in the eastern desert, along the route to the Red Sea. Anorthosite gneiss, which is even harder, was quarried in the Nubian desert, southwest of Egypt.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1985.108
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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