Tall ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 15.1 x 12.8 cm (5 15/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.605

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition