Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.1 x 13.5 cm (2 3/8 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.373

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The rim is inverted. The stone is fine-grained and soft. The surface is buff with blue-gray spots. There is no ring at the top. 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