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Name of Object:

Egyptian vases


Bucharest, Romania

Holding Institution:

National History Museum of Romania

 About National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest

Date of Object:

3800–3500 BC; bought by Mihail C. Sutu in 1870




In 1870 historian, numismatist and academician Mihail C. Șutu travelled to Egypt accompanied by his wife. They took a cruise on the Nile, visited Cairo, where he studied antique Egyptian units of measure for weight (one of his of domains of interest). A passionate collector, he purchased a series of Egyptian coins and antiquities, among which some vessels that are considered to be part of a funerary inventory and have been dated in the first phase of the Naqada culture (c. 3900–3300 BC).

Citation of this web page:

"Egyptian vases" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;rm;30;en

MWNF Working Number: RO 030

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