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Round-bottomed dish

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The stone is fine and coarse-grained. It is wavy-lined and white-veined. The shape is convex. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. It is heavy.

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.5 x 24.9 cm (3 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2360

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels