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The stone is wavy-lined with irregular veins of white. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. There is a ring at the top. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.


From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple / A.Sq. 1. 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.


Giza, Egypt


Height x width: 11.4 x 19.5 cm (4 1/2 x 7 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World