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Squat jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 6.7 x 17.7 cm

Accession Number

11.347

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Alabaster; fine-grained; broad bands of white; no ring at top; broken and mended; one piece missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition