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Cylindrical beaker

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The stone has a dark color with vertical white and brown veins. There is a wave ornament below the rim. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. It is heavily restored.

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

Diameter: 11.2 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3179

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels