Miniature ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 108

Dimensions

Height x depth: 5.9 x 6.1 cm (2 5/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2448

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained. It was drilled with a borer. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. The rim is nicked. Otherwise, it is complete. The shape is uneven.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 108. 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