Miniature ovoid jar with pierced handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 144

Dimensions

Height x diameter:: 6 x 6.8 cm (2 3/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2389

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. The handles are drilled on the sides. The base is small and flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. The rim is nicked. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 144. 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