EP1513

A small Egyptian Incense/Oil Pot, Old Kingdom, 5th - 6th Dynasty, ca. 2494 - 2181 B.C.

constructed from Nile marl clay, the piriform body with gently sloping shoulder that leads to an wide open mouth and flat rim, the shoulder inscribed in black pigment with the text:  snTr mrHt "Incense and oil".

Dimensions:Height: 5 1/8 inch (13 cm), Width: 3 7/16 inch (8.8 cm)

Condition: Vessel is intact and in good condition overall.

Provenance:  Egypt Exploration Fund, ex Pitt Rivers collection, thereafter private NY collection, acquired prior 1998 and thereafter on loan to the Michael C. Carlos museum, Emory University, Atlanta GA  1998 - 2015, loan number:  L1998.062.077

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