Straight sided bowl

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.9 x 13.8 cm (2 5/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1188

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is brownish-black and fine-grained. The surface is rough. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. Incised lines below the rim decorate the interior of the bowl. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: 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.

Findspot Information: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition