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Incised potsherds, four fragments

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Four incised body fragments. They are thick brown ware from large jars, with portions of wet-incised serekhs. The surface is worn. It is broken and mended. There are two fitting pieces with a serekh. It has a lot of surface salts. It could use cleaning and removal of old glue, which...

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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 401 [or 486? according to publication] Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

height x width (a): 23.4 x 12.2 cm (9 3/16 x 4 13/16 in.) height x width (b): 8.5 x 7.5 cm (3 3/8 x 2 15/16 in.) height x width (c): 28 x 12 cm (11 x 4 3/4 in.) height x width (d): 16.5 x 13.8 cm (6 1/2 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2325a-d

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels