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Concave beaker

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It is made of a brown and white horizontal veined stone. It has a heavy lip and wide mouth. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The surface is smooth. It is in good condition. It is complete.


By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames. (Accession date: August 3, 1911.)

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Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3–8, 2649–2134 B.C.


Height x width: 5 x 6.2 cm (1 15/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World