Concave beaker

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 12.6 x 9.3 cm (4 15/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.521

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. It is colored an opaque white. It was drilled with a borer. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

Egypt

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition