Cylindrical beaker

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.2 x 7.8 cm (3 5/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.502

Medium or Technique

Quartz crystal

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Cylindrical jar of bluish gray quartz crystal; thick worked rim; drilled with borer; broken and mended; pieces broken off and missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition