Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 28, Number 1
Height x diameter: 9.9 x 6.4 cm (3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained. There is an irregular band of brown and white. It was drilled with a borer. It is heavy and in good condition. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is complete.
From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 28 [M/28/1]. 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition