Malachite Jar with Gold Handles

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 25 September 2016
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The jar was precious, not only because of the golden handles, but also because of the material it is made of; malachite. Only one other example is known. It came from the tomb of pharaoh Djer, making it likely that this example also came from a royal tomb. Probably from Abydos, 1st Dynasty of Egypt, circa 3150–2890 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, September 25). Malachite Jar with Gold Handles. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5711/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Malachite Jar with Gold Handles." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 25 Sep 2016. Web. 31 Oct 2020.

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