Fragment of a cylindrical bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 482

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.9 x 11.1 cm (1 15/16 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2380

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is opaque white, fine-grained, and brown veined. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. This half of the bowl is all that 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