Model jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, SUB 389, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 3.8 x 4.1 cm (1 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.713

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Squat model offering jar with rim, fine-grained, red-veined, solid, drilling started at neck, unfinished, and in good condition. “Dim 8” written on jar.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, MVT SUB 389. 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