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Alabaster; mottled translucent and white; broken and mended; part of rim and one side missing. From Zawiet-el-Aryan.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 43. 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.

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Object Place for Label

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 26.7 x 11.1 cm (10 1/2 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2333

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels