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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple / A.Sq. 1

Dimensions

Height x width: 11.4 x 19.5 cm (4 1/2 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.379a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is wavy-lined with irregular veins of white. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. There is a ring at the top. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple / A.Sq. 1. 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