Cylindrical beaker

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan

Dimensions

Height x depth: 7.4 x 7.1 cm (2 15/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2414

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and black. It was drilled with a rube-borer. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. Two small body fragments are separate from the beaker. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan. 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