Round-bottomed dish

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.5 x 24.9 cm (3 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2360

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine and coarse-grained. It is wavy-lined and white-veined. The shape is convex. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. It is heavy.

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.

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Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition