Stone beaker



Accession Number
AB113
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
Object Type
Receptacle/vessel, Beaker
Classification
Aston type 16
Periods
Predynastic Period to Early Dynastic Period
Naqada III to First Dynasty
Material
Stone/minerals (Basalt)
Measurements
Height: 216mm | Width: 99mm | Depth: 81mm | Diameter (rim): 78mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian

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Description

A straight-sided, tapering basalt beaker with a flat base and integral handles. It was broken and repaired at an unknown date, and was a gift from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Bibliography

Aston, Barbara G. 1994. Ancient Egyptian stone vessels: materials and forms. Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 5. Heidelberg: Heidelberger Orientverlag. [p. 96, type 16]