Squat shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 10.1 x 20 cm (4 x 7 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
It has a high shoulder. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted. The base is broken. The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There is a spot on the side, which is coarse grained. It is red veined. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
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