Fragments of a tall shouldered jar with handle

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 13.1 x 17.3 cm (5 3/16 x 6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1722a-c,e

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 horizontal and white veined. A handle is modeled on the shoulder. It is broken into two fragments: One large rim and body fragment and one small body fragment. The rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Most of the jar is 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, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition