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Fragments of a straight-sided beaker

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The stone is fine-grained, wavy-lined, and brown-veined. The base is flat. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

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, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 3, 2649–2575 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x depth (a): 12.8 x 17.9 cm (5 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.) Height x depth (b): 12.8 x 20.7 cm (5 1/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.2310

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels