Fragment of a tall ovoid jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x depth: 16.5 x 12.4 cm (6 1/2 x 4 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition