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Model cup

Small, heavy, model offering cup, fine-grained, drilled with borer, incised hieroglyphic name of Prince Kai (royal servant Kai) on rim. "Dim 22" written on cup.

Provenance

From Giza, Queen's Pyramid Temple (QPT). Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Mycerinus, 2490–2472 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

11.715

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels