Straight sided cup

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2625–2500 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x depth: 3.4 x 4.7 cm (1 5/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.693

Medium or Technique

Rock crystal

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Half of the cup is broken off and missing. The stone making up the lower body is clear. It is cracked. The base is flat, and the rim is plain and squared.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition