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Convex dish

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It is shallow. It is made of white and gray-black gneiss. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. The rim is badly chipped.

Provenance

From the 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. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura, 2490–2472 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7 x 13.5 cm (2 3/4 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.635

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels