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The stone is wavy-lined and narrow with irreqular veins of white. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. There is no ring at top.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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.

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: 5.5 x 15.4 cm (2 3/16 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.580

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels