Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 19.1 x 12 cm (7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained and wavy lined with a band of coarse-grained. It has horizontal bands of white. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Only the upper portion of the beaker remain.
From Egypt, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza. 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