Fragmentary concave beaker

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple


Height x depth: 17.6 x 12.8 cm (6 15/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



The stone is heavy and coarse with two yellow horizontal veins. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is broken into seven fragments. One fragment is a large base fragment including a portion of the lower body. The other six fragments are various and small. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.


From Egypt, Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: 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.

Findspot Information: From Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition