Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkare (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 14.3 x 10 cm (5 5/8 x 3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is red-veined. There are horizontal narrow bands of white. There are also bands of coarse-grained stone. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition