Model cup

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6
2465–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2011

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.1 x 3.9 cm (1 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.1890

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

On View

Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small model cup with chipped rim, smooth finish, translucent. The alabaster is very crystalline and white. The vase is shaped like an inverted truncated cone.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, tomb G2011. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition