Beaker - ROM2016_15062_9



Medium:Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Geography: Undetermined site, Egypt
Date: c. 1985-1775 BC
Period: Probably 12th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
8.5 x 6.5 cm
Object number: 948.1.10
Credit Line: The Collection of the First Lord Kitchener
Not on view
DescriptionTravertine was the most popular type of stone used to make vessels in ancient Egypt.  While the tombs of wealthy and elite often contained vessels made of other decorative stones, stone vessels in less wealthy burials are almost exclusively made of travertine or Egyptian alabaster. This tapering, concave-sided cylindrical beaker has a square ledge rim (diameter 6.5 cm). The flat  base is 3.5 cm. in diameter. There is a small chip missing from the rim.
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