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Incised potsherd

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Incised potsherd. It is made of thick brown ware. It is part of a large jar. It is a body fragment. It was incised before baking. It is a Horus name, of which the head of the hawk only remains on this fragment. The surface is friable.


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. Z/Surface/near 486

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Width x thickness: 17 x 0.7 cm (6 11/16 x 1/4 in.)

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The Ancient World