Convex plate

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.2 x 29.3 cm (2 7/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2334a-b

Medium or Technique

Dolomite (?)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This shallow vessel of gray-veined white stone is inscribed with the Horus name of Khaba. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It has been broken and mended, and some fragments are missing, including the upper portion of the king’s name.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition