Incised potsherd

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, surface near Grave Z 486x

Dimensions

Width x thickness: 17 x 0.7 cm (6 11/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2323

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Incised potsherd. It is made of thick brown ware. It is part of a large jar. It is a body fragment. It was incised before baking. It is a Horus name, of which the head of the hawk only remains on this fragment. The surface is friable.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, surface near Grave Z 486. 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