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Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period
2960–2575 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11 x 17.9 cm (4 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.584

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is very light gray and fine-grained. There is a modeled ring at the top. The rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition