Tall ovoid jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 10.8 x 7.4 cm (4 1/4 x 2 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is brownish in color. There is a reddish vein and a band of large crystals. The base is flat, and the rim is plain. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition