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Bulging vessel with haring neck and flat base. Rim chipped in 2 places. Base worn.

Provenance

From Giza, pit G 7550 B, in chamber debris. 1928: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khufu to Menkaura, 2551–2472 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.5 x 3.7 cm (2 3/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

28.1514

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels