Convex dish fragment

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 3
2649–2575 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan

Dimensions

Diameter: 31.7 cm (12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.3157

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is white with wavy veins. It is unpolished. The base is missing, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. Most of the dish is missing.

Provenance

From Zawyet 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition