Miniature ovoid jar with tubular handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 116

Dimensions

Height x depth: 7.3 x 5.9 cm (2 7/8 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2449

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained. Handles are drilled on the shoulders. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The rim is modeled. It is broken and mended. A small fragment is missing.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 116. 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