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Egyptian Predynastic Black Schist Acorn Jar

Ancient Egypt, Predynastic Period, Naqada II, ca. 3500 to 3200 BCE. An elegant and finely-carved jar made from black schist. The vessel boasts an acorn-shaped body with a corseted neck, a flared rim, and a drilled-out interior cavity, all upon a miniscule circular base. The exterior of the vessel is incredibly smooth to the touch, especially for its age. Size: 2.625" W x 3.125" H (6.7 cm x 7.9 cm).

Condition: Losses to areas of rim with light adhesive residue from previous repairs. Minor abrasions and nicks to rim, body, and base. Light earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory label beneath base.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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