Squat shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.8 x 15.7 cm (3 7/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1165a-b

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is white, gray and black. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. A rim fragment is broken off from the jar. 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: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition