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The stone is coarse-grained with vertical bands of opaque white. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattened and everted. A ring is modeled at the top. It is broken into six fragments. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.


From Egypt, Menkaura (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.




Height x width: 9.9 x 19.2 cm (3 7/8 x 7 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World