Cylindrical beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 131

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.5 x 5.8 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2444

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There is a modeled band below the rim. It was drilled with a tube drill. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The rim and base are nicked. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 131. 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