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Bowl with Beveled Internal Rim

These finely crafted objects demonstrate Egyptian mastery of stoneworking in the Early Dynastic Period. An artisan fitted the two parts of the alabaster jar together. The other three pieces were created by grinding and drilling the extremely hard stone and then polishing it with abrasives.

Catalogue Description:
One diorite hemispherical bowl. Condition: Some superficial cracking seen inside and out. Some iron salt staining on the inside.

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