Concave beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 16.1 x 6.7 cm (6 5/16 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1185

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is a brownish color and fine-grained. It was drilled with a borer. Half of the rim is missing. The base is flat. It is broken into six fragments. Two of the fragments are the base including the lower body and the rim including the upper body. The four other fragments are various and small. It is broken and mended. Fragments are 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