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Round-bottomed bowl

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The stone is fine-grained and colored gray and white. The shape is convex. The base is rounded, and the rim is plain. It is broken into four rim fragments. It is broken and mended. Half of the bowl is missing.

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: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza Menkaura 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 width: 4.5 x 9.6 cm (1 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1178

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels