Cylindrical jar with lug handles

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 43

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.6 x 7.8 cm (5 3/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2359

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined with horizontal narrow bands of white and brown. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 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