Miniature ovoid jar with pierced handles
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2
Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 144
Height x diameter:: 6 x 6.8 cm (2 3/8 x 2 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. The handles are drilled on the sides. The base is small and flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. The rim is nicked. Otherwise, it is complete.
From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 144. 1910-11: 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.
(Accession date: October 19, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition