Fragment of a squat shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan

Dimensions

Height x depth: 7.8 x 14.6 cm (3 1/16 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2469

Medium or Technique

Breccia

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is reddish brown and white. Part of a handle is modeled on the shoulder. The base is rounded, and the rim is wide and flattened. It is broken. Half of the jar 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