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Fragmentary concave beaker

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The stone is heavy and coarse with two yellow horizontal veins. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is broken into seven fragments. One fragment is a large base fragment including a portion of the lower body. The other six fragments are various and small. It is broken...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza. 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 Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x depth: 17.6 x 12.8 cm (6 15/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1251a-c

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels