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Convex bowl with cartouche of Snefru

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The stone is colored gray and black. It is incised with thecartouche of Snefru on the inside. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. The rim is chipped.

Provenance

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 3, 2649–2575 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.8 x 19.9 cm (2 11/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.756

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels