Rim fragment of a cylindrical beaker

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.2 x 12.6 cm (2 7/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.495

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained. There are faint red veins. It is coarse grained at the bottom. The rim is rolled and everted. Only a fragment of the rim remains.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition