Slender shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2134 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 24.7 x 10.6 cm (9 3/4 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.455

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base is small and flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. Much of the rim is broken off. It is broken and mended. There are four small associated fragments with the vessel. It is incomplete.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition