Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.8 x 15.3 cm (3 1/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

11.594

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is colored white and light gray. The stone is fine-grained. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted. There is no ring at the top. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition