Concave beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 19.3 x 11.3 cm (7 5/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1232

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is coarse-grained and red veined. It was drilled with a tube drill. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Many fragments of one side are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition