Squat shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 5 x 10.3 cm (1 15/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1139a-b

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored greenish-black and white. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. The mouth is small. There is a ring at the top. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Menkaura) 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.

Findspot Information: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition