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It is made of fine-grained travertine and has wavy horizontal veins of brown. It was drilled with a borer. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 19 x 11.3 cm (7 1/2 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.534

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels