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It has a high shoulder. The mouth is small. The rim is carinated and everted. The stone is fine-grained. It is white, and spotted with greenish-black. The ring is at the top. It is broken and mended. It is complete.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 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 width: 5.4 x 9.3 cm (2 1/8 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.382a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels