Convex dish

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.4 x 12.6 cm (1 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.640

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored white and gray and speckled with black. It is fine-grained. It is shallow and heavy. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

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