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Straight-sided beaker

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The proportions are short and wide. It has a wavy lined stone pattering of white to beige with some dark brown veins. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. One rim fragment is separated from the beaker. Approximately half of the vessel remains. It is broken and partially mended.


From Zawyet el-'Aryan. 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. (Accession date: October 19, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.


Zawyet el-'Aryan, Egypt


Height x diameter: 6.3 x 9.4 cm (2 1/2 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian Alabaster)


The Ancient World