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Cylinder beaker

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W Ware; cylinder beaker; flat base; rolled rim; upper part eroded, tan with orange spot; impressed scalloped border near rim. Complete, but repaired (upper portion), chip missing from base.


From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 32. 1910: 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: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1 or 2, 2960–2649 B.C.

Object Place

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Overall: 20 x 10 cm (7 7/8 x 3 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World