Model cylinder beaker

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 155

Dimensions

Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.262

Medium or Technique

Egyptian Alabaster (travertine)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained. There is a brown band near the top. The base is flat. The rim is very roughly worked. It is slightly chipped on the edges. Otherwise, it is complete and in good condtion.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed), tomb 155? M/155? seems to be marked as 155 on object, but not on tomb card. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. DF notes that the object does not look Predynastic.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition