Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.8 x 21 cm (3 7/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.387

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is high shouldered. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted. It is colored bluish-gray and veined with white. There is no ring 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