Concave beaker fragments

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x depth: 6.5 x 8.4 cm (2 9/16 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1243

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and red-veined. The base is flat. It is broken into three fragments. One base fragment including a portion of the lower body, one rim fragment including a portion of the upper body, and one small body fragment. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts expedition

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition