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Accession_Number E.62.55
adlib_title Egyptian carved; incised mortar
Shape Mortar
Shape_description There is no neck and the body tapers to a flat base. The two handles are directly opposite one another on the mouth.
Material Alabaster
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5Y 8/2
Decoration There are two concentric rings lightly incised around the lower half of the body.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete, there is no damage aside from some imperfections on the base. There is also a few areas of black deposit on the inside of the vase.
Technique/Style Carved; incised
Provenance
Period Late Dynastic Period
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.98.0151.jpg
2002.98.0151.jpg
Above view of Egyptian Alabaster mortar.
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2002.98.0152.jpg
2002.98.0152.jpg
View of Egyptian Alabaster Motar showing body and handles.
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2002.98.0153.jpg
2002.98.0153.jpg
View of Egyptian Alabaster Mortar from the side.
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Beazley_DB
Height 4.1
Diameters Mouth 6.4; base 4.2
Handle_height 1.2
Other_dims.
Location Handling collection
Edited_by Leigh; Alexandra; Nichola; Laura
Date_edited 02.09.2002; 16.08.2004; 24.11.2004
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