Straight-sided beaker

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 218

Dimensions

Height x diameter:: 9.7 x 10.4 cm (3 13/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2466

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and white veined. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. It is complete and in good condition except for a small fragment missing from the rim.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 218. 1910-11: 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.

(Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition