Squat jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2464 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.2 x 14.4 cm (2 7/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1697

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster); coarse-grained; dark colored on one side; no ring at top; broken and mended; pieces missing.

Provenance

From the Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, March 2, 1911; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition