This is a round pot.
It is from Egypt but the exact location is unknown. Most early stone vases, bowls and jars were made from alabaster or limestone. Alabaster is calcite, a translucent form of calcium carbonate. Alabaster was used for decorative funerary storage pots, statues, canopic jars, sarcophagi and pavements (where it looked like marble). It looked particularly beautiful when illuminated by candlelight from within (so was sometimes used for lamps). The maker of this small pot hollowed it out to give a very thin wall, and polished the outside to give a smooth and very tactile surface. This is a round pot. It is made from Egyptian alabaster. It is between 4,180 and 4,360 years old, dating to the 6th Dynasty (2345-2181 BCE) in the Old Kingdom.