Straight-sided beaker

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 3
2649–2575 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500

Dimensions

Height x depth: 15.1 x 16.2 cm (5 15/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2548

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is red-veined and coarse-grained. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. It is partially restored. Many fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Z 500. 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