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Cylindrical beaker

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is unfinished. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The boring of the interior had just begun. It is battered. Small 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. Z/500

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 13.6 x 6.6 cm (5 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2432

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels