Tall ovoid jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x width: 4.5 x 3.2 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
It is egg-shaped. The stone is wavy-lined and fine-grained. The base is pointed, and the rim is rolled and everted. The rim is modeled at the top. The surface is rough and pitted. Only half of the jar remains.
From Egypt, Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza. 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.
Findspot Information: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition