Globular ovoid jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 10.4 x 12.1 cm (4 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.423

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and contains a band of large crystals. It is red-veined. The rim is modeled at the top. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition