Redware lentoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 126

Dimensions

Overall: 23 x 14 cm (9 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.2895

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Redware (P ware); tall, ovoid jar; flat base; rolled, everted rim; slipped and burnished, but nearly eroded surface. Rim damaged, but stable condition. Very unusual shape.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 126/1. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition