Cylindrical beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x depth: 12.3 x 7.9 cm (4 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.3028

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is coarse-grained and red-veined at the top. It was drilled with a borer. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. The work is rough. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500. 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