Squat shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9 x 16.5 cm (3 9/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.591

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base is rounded, and the rim is unworked. The stone is fine-grained with irregular veining across the surface. There is a single red vein. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From the Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition