Fragments of a tall ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 16 x 11.5 cm (6 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1635a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Two fragments of a tall, thick-rimmed ovoid jar of coarse-grained alabaster with wavy-lined vein patterning. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken into two fragments. It is broken and mended. Approximately half of the vessel is broken away and missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition