Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 10.5 x 6.7 cm (4 1/8 x 2 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The base is uneven, but flat. The rim is rolled and everted. The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is coarse-grained at the top. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition