Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.4 x 11.6 cm (2 1/2 x 4 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.399

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is convex shaped with a high shoulder. The base is flat, and the rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. One fragment is missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 1911: 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