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Conical cup

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Pointed base, hand formed.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersh, Egypt, tomb 5d. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11, 2040–1991 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.1 x 5.7 cm (3 3/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-105

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Rough red ware)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels