Model saucer

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 1.8 x 5.9 cm (11/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.700

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Wavy-lined, fine-grained, flat-bottomed, model saucer, roughly worked, shallow, and in good condition. “Dim 18” written on saucer.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple (MVT). 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