Model cup

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Queen's Pyramid Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.8 x 4.9 cm (1 1/2 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.714

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small, heavy, model offering cup, fine-grained, drilled with borer, incised hieroglyphic name of Prince Kai (royal servant Kai) on rim. “Dim 21” written on cup.

Provenance

From Queen's Pyramid Temple (QPT), Giza. 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