Pottery Cup

Unidentified Ancient Egyptian maker


Middle Kingdom (2030-1650 BCE)

Pottery with calcium temper

Overall: 3 × 5 11/16 × 4 7/8 in. (7.6 × 14.5 × 12.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase



Place Made: Beni Hasan 821, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa


2000-1000 BCE

Object Name


Research Area

Ancient Egypt


Not on view


Archaeologist’s label: "821" in thick black ink


British excavations in Egypt; catalogued 1983. If Beni Hasan, source is Univeristy of Liverpool, Institute of Archaeology. British School of Archaeology in Egypt (Univeristy College, London); Museum and Art Gallery Reading, England; sold to present collection, 1939.

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