Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.1 x 21.1 cm (2 13/16 x 8 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1026a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored gray and white. There is a ring at the top. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Only half of the jar remains.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1910: 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