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The stone is black and white. It is unfinished, heavy, and battered. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattended and everted. The shape is uneven. Fragments are missing.

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. Z/500

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 depth: 10.6 x 19.9 cm (4 3/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2460

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels