This is a breccia stone pot.
It is from Grave 133, Ab’adiya (Hut-Sekhem, Diospolis Parva). Stoneworkers who specialised in making stone pots worked with basic tools. The outside of the pot was shaped first, then a core removed from the centre with a hollow drill. The stoneworkers then hollowed out the inside to match the outside shape, using winged stone grinders. They probably used sand as an abrasive to speed the work. The final stage was the polishing of the outside to give a smooth and shiny finish.In the grave this pot came from there was another breccia stone jar and a red and black clay jar with a snake scratched on the side (both in our collection), a comb and some flint tools. This is a breccia stone pot. It is made from breccia stone. It is between 5,100 and 7,500 years old, dating to the Pre-Dynastic Period (5500-3100 BCE).