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It is colored black and white. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is heavy. The rim is nicked. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.9 x 19.6 cm (3 7/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.440

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels