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Cylindrical beaker

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Cylindrical beaker of coarse-grained stone with red veins. The base is flat, and the rim is unworked. It is unfinished. It has bulky proportions. The boring of the interior was begun. The rim is partly modeled at the top. It is in battered condition with small fragments missing.


From Zawyet el-'Aryan. Z/500. 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: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 3, 2649–2575 B.C.


Zawyet el-'Aryan, Egypt


Height x diameter: 17.5 x 11.6 cm (6 7/8 x 4 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World