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Cylindrical beaker

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Nile silt; cylinder beaker; flat base; rolled rim; smooth slip, slightly eroded. Broken and repaired, but whole.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 108. 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: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2 (?), 2750–2649 B.C.

Object Place

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 10 cm (8 7/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2970

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels