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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It was drilled with a borer. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is broken into one large fragment and one smaller fragment. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Mycerinus) 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.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 16 x 11.5 cm (6 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.895

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels