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Model jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, 325 and 338?, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.6 x 3.0 cm (2 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.706

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fine-grained, wavy-lined, flat-bottomed, model offering jar, partly drilled with borer, with the rim nicked. “Dim 2” written on jar.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, MVT 325 and 338? 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