Model ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, MVT SUB 313

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.1 x 5.0 cm (2 3/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.710

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is large-grained. It was partly drilled with a bored surface. The surface is rough. The rim is rolled and everted. Part of the rim is broken off.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple (MVT SUB 313). 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition