Concave beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.8 x 14 cm (5 1/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.542

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There is a large irregular scalloped band of opaque white. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkarue (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition