Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.4 x 16 cm (3 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.397a-b

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It has a high shoulder. The mouth is narrow. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. There is a ring at the top. The stone is fine-grained. It is colored light and dark gray. It is broken and mended. There are small fragments 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