Straight-sided beaker

Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
2960–2770 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 482


Height x diameter: 6.3 x 9.4 cm (2 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian Alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



The proportions are short and wide. It has a wavy lined stone patterning of white to beige with some dark brown veins. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. One rim fragment is separated from the beaker. Approximately half of the vessel remains. It is broken and partially mended.


From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 482. 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.
(Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition