Cylindrical beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan

Dimensions

Diameter: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3179

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone has a dark color with vertical white and brown veins. There is a wave ornament below the rim. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. It is heavily restored.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan. 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