Model jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Mycerinus
2490–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, I 356, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.7 x 4.0 cm (3 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.703

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Coarse-grained, flat-bottomed, model offering jar, partly drilled inside, and in good condition. “Dim 3” written on jar, as well as “#37_0”.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, MVT I 356. 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