Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.9 x 12.4 cm (2 5/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.390

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is high shouldered. The sides are convex shaped. The rim is inverted. The stone is fine-grained. It is colored white and gray. There is no ring at the top. It is broken and mended. A fragment is broken from the rim.

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