Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 8.2 x 17.5 cm (3 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.456

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is colored white and greenish-black. Handels are modeled on the shoulders. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattened and everted. 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 by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition