Fragmentary shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 16.1 x 14.3 cm (6 5/16 x 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.577

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 red-veined with spots of opaque white. The rim is rolled and inverted. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. It is broken and mended. It is broken into four fragments. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition