Fragment of a convex dish

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.5 x 30.2 cm (2 9/16 x 11 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2364

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine and coarse-grained and red veined. It is heavy. The base is missing, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. Only half of the bowl remains.

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