Cylindrical beaker

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 28.3 x 10 cm (11 1/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.549

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There are bands of coarse-grained and opaque white stone. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. There is a raised band of decoration below the rim. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

Egypt

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition