Straight-sided beaker

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.2 x 12.1 cm (4 13/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1736

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fine-grained conical bowl; the surface is gray and specked with black. Some pieces are missing.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition