Cylindrical bowl

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.8 x 9.4 cm (2 5/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.498

Medium or Technique

Pegmatitic hornblende diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Cylindrical bowl/basin of white and greenish-black hornblende diorite; thick, flat, out-turned rim; drilled. Broken and mended.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition