Globular shouldered jar with lug handles

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2
2960–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.5 x 12.2 cm (3 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.429

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Porphyry vessel in an Early Dynastic Period style; handles are modeled on the shoulder. A small piece is missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition