Squat shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.5 x 14.2 cm (2 9/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1597

Medium or Technique

Quartz

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored a pinkish white speckled with black. There is no ring at the top. It is broken and mended. Half of the jar is missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: 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.

Findspot Information: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition