Heart-shaped funerary vase

Production date
2589 BCE-2566 BCE
Country
Egypt
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Description
Small Egyptian a calcite heart shaped funerary vase. Translucent white and yellow-brown calcite, with drilled interior, polished exterior, short neck, handles on the shoulder, flat base, no inscriptions.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
Production date
2589 BCE-2566 BCE
Production place
Measurements
L97mm x W108mm x D87mm
Media/Materials description
Calcite
History and use
This object was said to have been discovered during excavation of the Pyramid of Cheops, Giza, in 1941. It is thought to date to the Old Kingdom (c 2686-2200 BC) and may have been a funerary vase.
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Registration number
E40024

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