Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.4 x 9.3 cm (2 1/8 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.382a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It has a high shoulder. The mouth is small. The rim is carinated and everted. The stone is fine-grained. It is white, and spotted with greenish-black. The ring is at the top. It is broken and mended. It is complete.

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