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Convex dish

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The stone is gray and black. It is incised with an illegible serekh. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. A fragment is missing.

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 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 5 x 16.2 cm (1 15/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.760

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels