Squat shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 9.6 x 20.4 cm (3 3/4 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1123

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is coarse-grained with large crystals and brown veins. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. There is no ring at the top.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition