Globular Nile silt jar

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2 (?)
2750–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 118

Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 16 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3011

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Nile silt; globular ovoid jar; flat base; rolled, everted rim; red-slipped, slightly coarse ware. Very good condition, one rim chip. Potmark, MR sign (inverted “A”).

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 118/2. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition