Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.9 x 16.4 cm (3 1/2 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1160

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is broken and mended. The rim is inverted. Fragments are missing. There is no ring at the top.

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