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Long handles on outer surface smooth and polished; inner surface rough; broken in middle.

Provenance

By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.5 x 19 cm (5 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1535

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels