Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.3 x 15.6 cm (2 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.403

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is greenish and mottled colored. It is high shouldered. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

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