Concave beaker

Egyptian
Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10 (?)
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.1 x 4.5 cm (2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1196

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is horizontally pink veined. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is complete.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: 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: From Mesheikh.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition