Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Object Place: Egypt, Giza; Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Height x diameter: 22.4 x 7.3 cm (8 13/16 x 2 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Travetine (Egyptian alabaster); very fine-grained; wavy-lined; horizontal band of white; drilled with cylindrical drill; broken and mended; pieces missing.
From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition