Tall ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 23.8 x 20.8 cm (9 3/8 x 8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2396

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained, wavy-lined, and white-veined. The base is flat, and the rim is inverted. The mouth is small. It is broken and mended. 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