Ovoid jar with lug handles and footed base
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, B. 13
Height x width: 16.4 x 6.4 cm (6 7/16 x 2 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The stone is brownish-black and fine-grained. The base is flat and footed, and the rim is flattened and everted. Handles are modeled on the sides. It is broken into two large fragments. One fragment includes the upper body and the rim, and the other fragment includes the lower body and the base. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From Egypt, Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza. 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.
Findspot Information: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, B. 13, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition