Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x depth: 7.7 x 12.4 cm (3 1/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1156

Medium or Technique

Pegmatitic hornblende diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is black speckled with white. There is no ring at the top. The rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are 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: From Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition