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Cylindrical beaker

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The stone is fine-grained and black. It was drilled with a rube-borer. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. Two small body fragments are separate from the beaker. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan. 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: From Zawiyet el-Aryan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x depth: 7.4 x 7.1 cm (2 15/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2414

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels