Squat shouldered jar with handles
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 9.2 x 17.4 cm (3 5/8 x 6 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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It is a wide jar with very sharp shoulders. The stone is white and gray with substantial black veining. The base is rounded, and the rim is wide and flattened. The mouth is small. Lug handles are modeled on the shoulders. It is broken and mended.
From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition