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Straight sided bowl

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The stone is brownish-black and fine-grained. The surface is rough. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. Incised lines below the rim decorate the interior of the bowl. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.9 x 13.8 cm (2 5/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1188

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels