Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 11.6 x 9.4 cm (4 9/16 x 3 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The surface is rough. There are horizontal narrow veins of white. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. Small 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