Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Mycerinus
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 1.8 x 5.9 cm (11/16 x 2 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Wavy-lined, fine-grained, flat-bottomed, model saucer, roughly worked, shallow, and in good condition. “Dim 18” written on saucer.
From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple (MVT). 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