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Travertine (Egyptian alabaster); fine-grained; wavy-lined; drilled with borer; broken and mended; small pieces missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1910: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Object Place

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 15.3 x 11.2 cm (6 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.514

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels