Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x depth: 13.8 x 9.5 cm (5 7/16 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained, dark colored, and white and brown-veined. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is unfinished. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. Half of the beaker is missing.
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
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition