Convex bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 9.5 x 14.4 cm (3 3/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.652

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored light gray and speckled with black. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. A large fragment is missing from one side.

Provenance

From Egypt, 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: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition