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Cylinder beaker with inscription

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 2

Dimensions

Overall: 26.5 x 12 cm (10 7/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.2330a-d

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

S ware; cylinder beaker; flat base; rolled rim; surface encrusted with crystals. Incomplete, reconstructed. Black paint inscription of pointed serekh [Horus name of Aha (Menes)].

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 2/2. 1910: 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: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition