Nile silt beaker

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2
2750–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 144, debris

Dimensions

Height x diameter:: 12 x 12.5 cm (4 3/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2974

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Nile silt; straight sided beaker with short sides; flat base; plain rim; coarse and eroding. Repaired, missing a piece, rim damaged.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 144. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition