Round-bottomed dish

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.4 x 22.4 cm (1 3/4 x 8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2401a-c

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is black and white. The shape is straight sided. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. Many fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan. 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