Tall ovoid jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x width: 15.1 x 12.8 cm (5 15/16 x 5 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is brownish gray with horizontal bands of white. The rim is modeled at the top. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. The base is broken. Fragments are missing.
From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Menkaura) 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.
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition