Convex bowl with cartouche of Snefru

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3
2649–2575 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.8 x 19.9 cm (2 11/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.756

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored gray and black. It is incised with thecartouche of Snefru on the inside. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. The rim is chipped.

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