Squat shouldered jar with handles

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2625–2500 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 6.5 x 10.5 cm (2 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1029

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is greenish-white and black. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. The base is slightly footed. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1910: 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.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition