Fragment of a tall, footed ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, B. 16

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.4 x 11.5 cm (5 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1191

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is brownish gray and fine-grained. The base is footed, and the rim is flattened and everted. One handle remains on the jar. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: 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.

Findspot Information: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, B. 16, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition