Concave beaker

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 3
2649–2575 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Diameter (base): 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.3167

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone has pink and white wavy bands. The base is flat and splayed. The base, where it is splayed, is black. It is broken and mended. The rim and upper body of the beaker is missing.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition