13 June 2000
A PREDYNASTIC PORPHYRITIC DIORITE JAR
circa 3200 b.c.
Ovoid in form on a flat, disk base, with an off-set lip and twin tubular lug handles on the shoulders
8 in. (20.3 cm) high
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For a similar jar see no. 1180 in Payne, Catalogue of the Predynastic Egyptian Collection in the Ashmolean Museum.
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