Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 12.8 x 10.1 cm (5 1/16 x 4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There are narrow horizontal bands of opaque white. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. Two small fragments are separate from the vessel. Fragments are missing.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition