Squat shouldered jar with handles

Egyptian
Predynastic Period (?)
3850–2960 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.8 x 13.3 cm (3 7/8 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.436

Medium or Technique

Diorite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It is colored gray and green. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. The rim is flattened and everted. There is no foot. It is broken and mended. Small fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition