Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Diameter x Height: 14.9 x 9.5 cm (5 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.1127

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition