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The steatite has a green glaze. The base is flat and footed, and the rim is flattened and everted. There is no lid. Pieces are missing from the rim.


From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 50. 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: Deember 6, 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:: 4.9 x 2.6 cm (1 15/16 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite


The Ancient World