Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.5 x 15.2 cm (2 15/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

11.430

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is colored greenish-black and white. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattened and everted. It is broken and mended. Small fragments are missing. There are handles modeled on the shoulders. It is heavy.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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