Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 5 x 11.7 cm (1 15/16 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.370a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is hard, fine-grained, and light-colored. The rim, which is broken off the jar, is rolled and everted. 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