Fragment of a tall ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x depth: 16.5 x 12.4 cm (6 1/2 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1612

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is white-veined. The base is missing, and the rim is rolled and everted. Only half of the jar remains. It is broken and mended.

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: From Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition