Model cup

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, I 356, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.0 x 5.2 cm (1 3/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.698

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fine-grained, wavy-lined, flat-bottomed, model offering cup, in good condition with nick in rim. “Dim 20” written on cup.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, MVT I 356. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition