Sixteen faience inlays

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2472 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Width x length: 0.5 x 2 cm (3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.820

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

These sixteen inlays are made of light green, dark green and black faience. They originally formed part of an inlaid ceremonial wine jar known as a hes-vase.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1909: 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: December 14, 1994)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition