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Fragment of a squat shouldered jar

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The stone is reddish brown and white. Part of a handle is modeled on the shoulder. The base is rounded, and the rim is wide and flattened. It is broken. Half of the jar is missing.

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, Dynasty 3, 2649–2575 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x depth: 7.8 x 14.6 cm (3 1/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2469

Medium or Technique

Breccia

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels