Ovoid jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 10.5 x 7.5 cm (4 1/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2927

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

R ware; globular, ovoid jar; rounded base; rolled, everted rim; pitted, but smoothed surface. Okay condition, rim chipped, battered body. Trace of adhesive on rim.

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: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition