Squat shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3180

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It has two ledge handles modeled on the shoulders. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattened and everted. The surface is rough. It is complete.

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