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Alabaster model cup (Dim. 24), inscribed for Kai on rim; drilled with borer; fine grained.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Subsidiary pyramid G III-a temple (MQT)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Height x diameter: 2.4 x 4.2 cm (15/16 x 1 5/8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Owner
    Kai (in G III-a temple)
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 56, p. 184, fig. 52. p. 199.

People 1

Ancient People

  • Kai (in G III-a temple)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Alabaster model vessels (Dim 21 = MFA 11.714, Dim 22 = MFA 11.715, Dim 23 = MFA 11.695, Dim 24 = MFA 11.691, Dim 25 = MFA 11.692) inscribed for Kai, identified as [sA nswt] king's son; found in subsidiary pyramid G III-a temple. Possibly same individual as Kai (owner of G 8720), based on three alabaster model cups found in G 8720, inscribed for [sA nswt kAj] king's son Kai.