Globular shoulder jar with handle
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x width: 13.4 x 14.6 cm (5 1/4 x 5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is coarse-grained and colored brown and white horizontal bands. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. One of the handles is missing. The base is flat, and the rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
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, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition