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Miniature ovoid jar with tubular handles

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The stone is fine-grained. Handles are drilled on the shoulders. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The rim is modeled. It is broken and mended. A small fragment is missing.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 116. 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, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2, 2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x depth: 7.3 x 5.9 cm (2 7/8 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2449

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels