Cylindrical beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 486 x

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 19 x 13.2 cm (7 1/2 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2346

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone has vertical, wavy-lines. The base is flat, and the rim is missing. It is broken and mended. Only the base and lower body of the beaker remains.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 486 x. 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