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Model cup from an 'Opening of the Mouth' set

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Flat-based cup with straight flaring sides and plain lip

Provenance

From Giza G 5080 B (=Pit G2200). 1933: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Niuserre, 2420–2389 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

33.1079

Medium or Technique

Obsidian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels