Rim fragments of a cylindrical beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, III/23/NW

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.9 x 10.9 cm (1 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1241

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and red-veined with a spot of opaque white. The rim is flattened and everted. The remaining rim is broken into two fragments. It is broken and mended. Only these rim fragments remain.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple III/23/N.W. 1911: 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