Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2011
Height x diameter: 3.1 x 3.9 cm (1 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Egypt: Old Kingdom Funerary Arts Gallery (Gallery 105B)
Small model cup with chipped rim, smooth finish, translucent. The alabaster is very crystalline and white. The vase is shaped like an inverted truncated cone.
From Egypt, Giza, tomb G2011. 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