Squat shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x depth: 19.7 x 28.3 cm (7 3/4 x 11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2483

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is greenish-black and white. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everteed. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. It is heavy. The surface is battered and 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