Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.5 x 15.7 cm (2 9/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.586

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored white and light gray. There is a ring modeled at the top. The rim is flattened and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. The base is 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