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Convex plate

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The stone is fine-grained and white-veined. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. Four small fragments are separated from the plate. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 122. 1910-11: 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. (Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2, 2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 27 x 17.7 cm (10 5/8 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2313a-e

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels