Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 19 x 11.3 cm (7 1/2 x 4 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
It is made of fine-grained travertine and has wavy horizontal veins of brown. It was drilled with a borer. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition