Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x width: 19.5 x 11.5 cm (7 11/16 x 4 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is coarse-grained with horizontal wavy bands of white. It was drilled with a borer. It is heavy. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From Egypt, 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