Ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 11.1 x 8.9 cm (4 3/8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.470

Medium or Technique

Anorthosite gneiss

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

High shouldered jar of gray and black gneiss; rim modeled into a colar at top; broken and mended; pieces missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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