Tall shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 20.9 x 14 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.903

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is fine and coarse-grained. It is wavy-lined with horizontal bands of white. The base is flat. It was drilled with a borer. A handle is worked on the shoulder. It is broken into one large jar fragment and five small fragments. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Mycerinus) 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