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Cylindrical beaker and base fragment

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Rim and upper body fragment of an alabaster cylindrical vessel. The rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. A fragment with a small portion of the flat base remaining is also repaired. It is incomplete.

Provenance

Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 14 x 12 cm (5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.) height x width x Depth (Base Fragment): 8 x 10 x 4 cm (3 1/8 x 3 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.491

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels