Fragment of a short cylindrical beaker

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.5 x 9.7 cm (3 3/8 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1654

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained. It was drilled with a borer. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. Only one side of the beaker remains.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza. 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.

Findspot Information: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition