Heart-shaped funerary vase
2589 BCE-2566 BCE Country
Egypt See full details
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.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian
H93mm x D106mm
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.