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Fragments of a round-bottomed dish

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined with spots of opaque white. The shape is convex. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken into four fragments. It is broken and mended. Only half of the dish remains.

Provenance

From Zawyet 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. (Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3, 2649–2575 B.C.

Findspot

Zawyet el-'Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.5 x 25.5 cm (3 3/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2367

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels