Round-bottomed dish

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3
2649–2575 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.1 x 24.6 cm (2 x 9 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2339

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and red-veined. The shape is convex. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. The rim is nicked. Small fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500. 1911: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition