Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 13.8 x 9.1 cm (5 7/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained. There is a vein of opaque white with pockets of brown. It is red veined at the top. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is broken and mended. It is pitted at the top. 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