Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x width: 17.7 x 12.2cm (6 15/16 x 4 13/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is coarse-grained with vertical bands of white and brown. The base is flat, and the rim is plain and squared. It was drilled with a cylinder drill. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
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
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition