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Convex dish

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is brown veined on one side. The rim is plain. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing, and the rim is nicked.

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.6 x 20.5 cm (2 5/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2328

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels