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Base and rim fragment from a concave beaker

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The stone is coarse-grained with a horizontal narrow band of white. It was drilled with a borer. It is in three fragments. One large base and body fragment and two small rim fragments. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.


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

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.




Height x width: 18.7 x 11.2 cm (7 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World