Tall ovoid jar

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


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 16 x 11 cm (6 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.417

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone contains coarse crystals. It is wavy-lined with horizontal wavy bands of white. The base is flat. The rim is plain, but rolled at the bottom. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, the Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition