Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 20 x 12.7 cm (7 7/8 x 5 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
It is a brownish color. There are irregular veins of white. The stone is fine-grained. It was drilled with a borer. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is heavy. 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