Bowl with re-curved rim

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4 x 11.8 cm (1 9/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.644

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Bowl with recurved rim of fine-grained travertine with wavy-lined patterning and some red-veining. Broken and mended; small pieces missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition