Squat shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Diameter x Height: 14.9 x 9.5 cm (5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is coarse-grained. The surface is covered with horizontal bands of white. There is no ring at the top. The base is flat, and the rim is broken off. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition