Squat shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 8.8 x 10.4 cm (3 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The shoulder is very high. The stone is fine-grained. It is half coarse grained. It has horizontal wavy-lined veining. It is broken and mended. Nearly half of the jar is missing. There are no rings at the top. 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