Fragmentary squat shouldered jar with handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, III/12

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.2 x 18.5 cm (3 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.647a-c

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored gray-white. It is broken and mended. The rim is wide and flattened. There is a handle on each shoulder. Fragments are missing, including the base. It is made up of four fragments.

Provenance

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 (Menkaura) Valley Temple, III/12, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition