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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.


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.


Zawyet el-'Aryan, Egypt


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World