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The stone has vertical bands of veining. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. There is a modeled band of decoration below the rim. A large fragment of the rim is missing.


From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 132. 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 1–3, 3200–2600 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Height: 14.8cm (5 13/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World