Shouldered jar with lug handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12 x 9 cm (4 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2358

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is a wide-mouthed jar made of fine-grained, wavy-lined, and brown & white veined stone. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. Lug handles are modeled on the shoulders. It is broken and mended. A fragment is broken off and 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.
(Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition