Vessel from the funeral complex of King Djoser. Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3, ca. 2690–2670 B. C.

Egyptian alabaster
H. 55 cm; diam. of the body 21 cm; diam. of the rim 13 cm
Gift of the former President of Egypt Gamal Abd’el Naser,provenance: Saqqara, funeral complex of Djoser
I.1.а 7832
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This high alabaster vessel from the collection of the State Museum of Fine Art originates from the famous
burial complex of Djoser, a king of the 3rd dynasty. The vessel is made from the so-called Egyptian
alabaster or calc spar, the favourite material of the Ancient Egyptians. Alabaster has white or light-yellow
colour and an attractive natural pattern, and its fine cuts are translucent. It was widely used in
architecture, sculpture, arts and crafts of Ancient Egypt.

  • Egyptian alabaster
    H. 55 cm; diam. of the body 21 cm; diam. of the rim 13 cm
  • At the PMFA since 1965
    Gift of the former President of Egypt Gamal Abd’el Naser,provenance: Saqqara, funeral complex of Djoser
  • I.1.а 7832
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