An extremely rare and quite fabulous Egyptian storage jar or urn, Dating to the 1st. dynasty or slightly earlier, late 4th.-early 3rd. millenium BC. This vessel is extremely large and has survived the ages in intact condition! The vessel in re terracotta with some sea-encrustations still present on the surface. three very small lung handles and decorated with concenthric lines. It stands on a low round base-ring. Size: The diameter of this extraordinay sizable vessel is 34 cm. The height is close to 30 cm. - a massive piece for the period and culture! Provenance: The vessel was once in the collection of Frederikke Tichener and was cleaned and conserved by the Danish National Museum from a completely encrusted sea-find! We have the original conservation-report, dating to 1984, explaining the procedures by conservato Ruth Frandsen.