Concave cylindrical bowl

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.2 x 10.7 cm (2 7/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1589

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored greenish-black and white. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is broken and mended. Half of the bowl is 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: FromMenkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition