Vase (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

4000-3100 BC
Overall: 7 1/8 × 5 7/8 in. (18.1 × 14.92 cm)
The finely carved lip and graceful form of this hard-stone vessel demonstrate the workmanship possible even as early as the fourth millennium BC. The durability of stone vessels made them popular for funerary use.
Pre-Dynastic Period
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
“A Golden Legacy: Fifty Years of the Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund,” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA): April 2- August 18, 2002.
Mayo, Margaret Ellen, and Heather S. Russell. Ancient Art: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1998. (pp. 8-9)
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