Round-bottomed dish

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.6 x 21.9 cm (2 5/8 x 8 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2345

Medium or Technique

Dolomite (?)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is white veined with black. It is incised with the Horus name of Khaba on the interior. The shape is convex. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. Small fragments are missing. It is incrusted on the outside.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition