Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.6 x 9.4 cm (1 13/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.354

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base is flat, and the rim is inverted. The stone is fine-grained and light-colored. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition