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Travertine (Egyptian alabaster); milky white and translucent orange patches; broken and mended; parts missing. From Zawiet-el-Aryan.


From Zawiyet el-Aryan, tomb Z 500. April 6, 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3, 2649–2575 B.C.

Object Place

Zawiet el-Aryan, Egypt


Height x diameter: 9.5 x 30.3 cm (3 3/4 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World