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Convex sided bowl

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It is finely grained. The base is flat, and the rim is plain and inverted. There was a hole in the bottom. It was restored with plaster. There is a small chip in the rim. It is broken and mended.


From Elkab. 1897, excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account , assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2134 B.C.


El Kab, Egypt


Diameter: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World