Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.5 x 14.9 cm (3 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.402a-b

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is convex shaped and high shouldered. It is colored white and greenish-black. There is a ring at the top. The rim is rolled and everted. 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