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This shallow vessel of gray-veined white stone is inscribed with the Horus name of Khaba. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It has been broken and mended, and some fragments are missing, including the upper portion of the king's name.

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, late Dynasty 3, 2649–2575 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.2 x 29.3 cm (2 7/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2334a-b

Medium or Technique

Dolomite (?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels