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Spouted bowl

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Spouted bowl of gnieiss, white with black inclusions, very thin. Carinated profile with round base; pout on one side. Broken and mended; pieces missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura, 2490–2472 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.9 x 17.4 cm (1 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.627

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels