Squat shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 7.4 x 19 cm (2 15/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There is a vein of coarse crystals. It is broken and mended. The rim is chipped. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted.
From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition