Cylindrical beaker

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2
2750–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 131

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 15.1 x 11.9 cm (5 15/16 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2464

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The rim is modeled at the top. A fragment is missing from the rim.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 131. 1910-11: 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: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition