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Fine-grained calcite vase with an hourglass form. It is characterized by wavy lines, bands of light brown and a hole pierced at the top.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 12.5 x 6.1 cm (4 15/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.454

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels