Collared beaker

Egyptian
Late Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, D
2465–1991 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.6 x 4.7 cm (5 3/8 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.498

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This small, collared beaker has slender, but heavy proportions. The base is small and flat. There are slight light brown discolorations or inclusions in the stone. It is complete except for a chip on the rim.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way