Fragments of a tall shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Menkaura) VT, III/12, III/23, SUB 38

Dimensions

height x width (a): 14.6 x 12.7 cm (5 3/4 x 5 in.) height x width (b): 13.7 x 10.5 cm (5 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1613a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine and coarse-grained and wavy-lined. Handles are on the shoulders. The rim is plain. It is broken into six fragments. It is broken and mended. Fragments are 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, III/12, III/23, SUB 38, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition