Globular ovoid jar with tube handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 103

Dimensions

Height x depth: 9.3 x 10.4 cm (3 11/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2471

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The surface is worn. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. One of the handles is broken off. It has horizontal brown veins. The rim is chipped. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 103. 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