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Model jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, SUB 386, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.2 x 3.7 cm (2 7/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.705

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Flat-bottomed, heavy, model offering jar, fine-grained, wavy-lined, red-veined, partly worked, and in good condition. “Dim 4” written on jar.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, MVT SUB 386. 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