Round-bottomed bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.5 x 9.6 cm (1 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1178

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and colored gray and white. The shape is convex. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken into four rim fragments. It is broken and mended. Half of the bowl is missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: 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.

Findspot Information: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition