Tall shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 20.2 x 10.4 cm (7 15/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.446

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

It has a slightly everted rim and a flat base. The stone is fine-grained. There are horizontal narrow bands of white and brown. Holes are drilled for suspension on the sides. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. The rim is chipped.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition