Concave sided beaker

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12 x 9.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.510

Medium or Technique

Pegmatitic hornblende diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

An inscription is incised on the exterior. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. The rim and base are chipped. Small fragments missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition