Convex plate

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4 x 15.6 cm (1 9/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.450

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is colored grayish-black and white. It is shallow. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. The rim is chipped. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition