Straight-sided beaker

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2
2750–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 124

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.9 x 12.6 cm (3 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2480

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is black and fine-grained. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. The rim is chipped. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 124. 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