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The stone is chalky-white. The surface is weathered. There is no lid. The interior is filled with a gray substance. The base is flat and splayed, and the rim is flattened and everted. The rim and base are nicked. Otherwise, it is complete.


From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave 211. 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 depth: 3.7 x 3.9 cm (1 7/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World