Cylindrical beaker

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 3
2649–2575 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x depth: 17.5 x 13.2 cm (6 7/8 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2465

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is coarse-grained. The rim is modeled at the top. The base is flat, and the rim is unworked. The boring of the interior is partly done. It is heavy and battered. Small fragments are missing. It is unfinished.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition