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Globular wide-necked jar

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The stone is coarse-grained. It is discolored with black on the interior. The base is flat and footed, and the rim is rolled and everted. The rim is slightly chipped. Otherwise, it is complete and in good condition.


From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave 330. 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, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Height x diameter: 7.3 x 7.8 cm (2 7/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World