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Cylindrical beaker

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There is a modeled band below the rim. It was drilled with a tube drill. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The rim and base are nicked. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 131. 1910-11: 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, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2, 2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.5 x 5.8 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2444

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels