Fragment of inscribed cylindrical beaker

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2323–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Su/131

Dimensions

Length: 4.5 cm (4.5 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.4275

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It has an inscription of Pepy I. This is a body fragment. Traces of blue paint remain. It is broken and mended. Most of the beaker is missing, including the rim and base.

Provenance

From Kerma. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

(Accession date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition