Squat shouldered jar with handles

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


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

Dimensions

Height x width: 11.5 x 16.9 cm (4 1/2 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1027

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored greenish-black and white. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. The rim is wide and flattened. 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