Short cylindrical beaker

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
3850–2960 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.4 x 7.9 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.545

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The stone is a yellowish to brown color. Part of the surface is unsmoothed or battered. The rim is slightly chipped. It is complete.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way