Squat ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7 x 14 cm (2 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.396

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained. It is colored blue-green. It has a somewhat thickly worked rim. The surface is well polished. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. There is some minor cracking. Otherwise, it is intact.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition