Fragmentary shoulder jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 15.4 x 13.3 cm (6 1/16 x 5 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is red-veined with horizontal bands of white. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. The rim is modeled. A handle is modeled on the remaining shoulder. It is in four fragments. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From Egypt, 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 (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition