Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.1 x 18.2 cm (3 3/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.384a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It has a high shoulder and small mouth. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. The ring is present. It is colored light gray and streaked with dark gray. The stone is fine-grained. 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