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Model jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Mycerinus
2649–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, I 62, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.4 x 3.5 cm (2 1/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.697

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Large-grained, flat-bottomed, model offering jar, partly drilled with borer. “Dim 5” written on jar.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, MVT I 62. 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