Concave beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, 111/23/NVV, S.CYL.#42

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 14 x 9.4 cm (5 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.550

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is red-veined at the bottom. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. It is broken into two fragments. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, III/23/NW, S. Cyl. #42, Giza. 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