Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6 x 13.9 cm (2 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.404a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It has a high shoulder. The stone is fine-grained and light-colored. It is spotted with dark gray. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. There is a ring at the top. 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