Bowl with recurved rim

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


Object Place: Egypt, Giza; Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.5 x 9.8 cm (2 3/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.461

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Thin-walled anorthosite gneiss vessel; the stone is white and marked with black spots. The vessel’s form copies the shape of 4th Dynasty carinated pottery bowls. Some pieces are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition