Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.8 x 12.5 cm (2 11/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.588

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored brown to black. It is fine-grained. There is no ring at the top. The rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition