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Beaker (?)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, El-Kab

Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 12.5 cm (4 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

97.1044

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Unevenly shaped beaker with concave sides, plain rim, and base rounded to a point. Coarse Nile silt clay, interior somewhat smoothed. Rough interior coiling. Vessel shape flattened somewhat before firing. Possibly bread mold.

Provenance

From Elkab. 1897, excavated by J. E. Quibell for the Egyptian Research Account , assigned to the Egyptian Research Account in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the ERA in response for contributions.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription