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Cylindrical vase

Alabaster; fine-grained, wavy-lined; much opaque white; red-veined; broken and mended; small pieces missing. From Zawiet-el-Aryan.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Zawiyet el-Aryan. Z/500

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 3, 2649–2575 B.C.

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

11.2538

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels