Concave beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 14 x 8 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1194

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is brownish-black and fine-grained. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It was drilled with a borer. 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