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Shoulder vase

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Giza; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Mycernius Valley Temple, S. Sh. J. 45, III/23/NW

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 16.7 x 11.6 cm (6 9/16 x 4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1711

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster; fine-grained; wavy-lined; white veined; handle on one shoulder; broken and mended; pieces missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, S. Sh. J. 45, III/23/NW, SUB 55. 1911: 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