Cylindrical beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, III/23/NW

Dimensions

Height x width: 12.9 x 7.7 cm (5 1/16 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1561

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined with a horizontal band of white. It is broken and mended. The rim is rolled and everted. Only the rim and upper body of the beaker remain.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, III / 23 / N.W.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