Cylindrical beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 132

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.1 x 7.2 cm (5 3/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2431

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is brown-veined and fine-grained. The base is flat, and the rim is missing. It was drilled with a stone borer. Only the base and lower body of the beaker remain.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 132. 1910-11: 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.

(Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition