Squat shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 7.2 x 17.1 cm (2 13/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.651

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored gray and black and fine-grained. The rim is inverted. There is no ring at the top. It is broken and mended. Fragements are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, 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