Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.1 x 20 cm (4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.380

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

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