This stone vessel is made of anorthosite gneiss and has a diameter of 15cm. It was found at Coptos and dates from the Early Dynastic-Early Old Kingdom.
It seems to have been collected by Mrs Berens. Randolph Humphery Berens, née McLaughlin (1844-1922), was a vicar of
There is a picture in the museum collection showing the piece broken. At sometime in the recent past (1971-1997) the vessel has been mended but two pieces were not included in the reconstruction. These were found separate to the vessel in the museum stores in 2000.
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