Tall ovoid jar with lug handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 12.5 x 10.8 cm (4 15/16 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.641

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is drab marked with white. There is a handle modeled on one shoulder. The base is flat, and the rim is plain and squared. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition