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Fragment of a convex dish

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The stone is fine and coarse-grained and red veined. It is heavy. The base is missing, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. Only half of the bowl remains.

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: 6.5 x 30.2 cm (2 9/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2364

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels