Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.5 x 11 cm (2 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.383

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The rim is everted. The stone is hard and coarse grained. It is colored light brown. There are imperfections on the surface. There is no ring at the top. It is complete.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition