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Base of a cylindrical beaker

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The stone is fine and coarse-grained. It is red veined. The base is flat, and the rim is missing. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan. 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: From Zawiyet el-Aryan. Z/500

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 3, 2649–2575 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.9 x 13.7 cm (5 1/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2398

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels