Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 6.5 x 12.3 cm (2 9/16 x 4 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine and coarse-grained. There are many horizontal veins of white. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. 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 in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition