Jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast
2323–2040 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 9 x 11.5 cm (3 9/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

09.816

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Squat, bag-shaped jar, redware with red slip and flat base. Rim broken off, but in otherwise good condition. Everted rim with burnish.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple (MVT 20). 1909: 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