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Straight-sided beaker

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The stone is black and fine-grained. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. The rim is chipped. Otherwise, it is complete.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 124. 1910-11: 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. (Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2, 2750–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.9 x 12.6 cm (3 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2480

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels