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Round-bottomed dish

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined with white veins. The shape is convex. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. Small fragments are missing, and the rim is nicked. It is broken and mended. Some areas are restored.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 122. 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.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 4.5cm (1 3/4in.) Other: 13.5cm (5 5/16in.)

Accession Number

11.2369

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels