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Cylindrical beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, Cyl. 127

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.512

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster; fine-grained; opaque white veins; reddish veis near foot; drilled with cylindrical drill; broken and mended; pieces missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, Cyl. 127. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition