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Straight-sided beaker

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The stone is fine-grained and black. The base is small and flat, and the rim is plain. It is partially restored. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 90. 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 9, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11 x 21.7 cm (4 5/16 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2411

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels