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The stone is colored white and greenish-black. There is no ring at the top. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza. 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. Findspot Information: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.1 x 18.1 cm (2 13/16 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.637

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels