Straight-sided beaker

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


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 90/3

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11 x 21.7 cm (4 5/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2411

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and black. The base is small and flat, and the rim is plain. It is partially restored. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 90. 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 9, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition