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The stone is fine-grained and white veined. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. It is complete and in good condition except for a small fragment missing from the rim.


From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 218. 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 1, 2960–2770 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Height x diameter:: 9.7 x 10.4 cm (3 13/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World