Collared beaker

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6
2465–2150 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.3 x 3.5 cm (5 1/4 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.479

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

This slender beaker has a small, flat base with convex sides leading into a virtually straight neck with a collar and a rolled rim. The rim is chipped. Other than that, it is complete. The body is cracked.

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