Cylindrical beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 15.5 x 12.3 cm (6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2418

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and black. There is a rope pattern modeled at the neck. The rim is also modeled. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Small 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