Concave beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.9 x 8.1 cm (5 1/2 x 3 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1158

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is brownish-black. It was drilled with a cylindrical drill. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is broken and mended. A small fragment is missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition