Fragment of shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 11.8 x 14.7 cm (4 5/8 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1630

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 coarse grained at the base and the top. The base is flat. Part of a handle remains on one shoulder. It is broken and mended. Half of the jar is 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, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition