Squat shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.2 x 10.4 cm (2 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1593

Medium or Technique

Recrystallized limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored greenish-gray and is fine-grained. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattened and everted. There is a ring modeled at the top. It is broken and mended. Only half of the jar remains.

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