Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.6 x 15 cm (3 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.400

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is convex sided with a high shoulder. The rim is inverted. It is colored greenish-black and white. 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