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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: 3.6 x 5.3 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.695

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fine-grained, heavy, model offering cup, flat-bottomed, drilled with borer, and incised hieroglyphic name of Prince Kai on rim. “Dim 23” wirtten on cup.

Provenance

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