Cylindrical beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.3 x 24.2 cm (4 13/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.2357

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone has horizontal wavy streaks of translucent white. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. It is almost complete.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition