Squat shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x depth: 10.6 x 19.9 cm (4 3/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2460

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is black and white. It is unfinished, heavy, and battered. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattended and everted. The shape is uneven. 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