Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.2 x 15 cm (2 7/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.401

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and speckled with black. The ring is attached to the jar, but only half of it is left. The rim is plain and squared. It is incomplete.

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