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The stone is coarse-grained. It has an uneven surface at the top. There are horizontal bands of white. It is brownish in color. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It was drilled with a borer. 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: 15.5 x 12.2 cm (6 1/8 x 4 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World