Squat shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x depth: 10.1 x 20.2 cm (4 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2459

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Handles are modeled on the shoulders. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is unfinished, heavy, and battered. 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