Tall shoulder jar

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period
2960–2575 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 14.2 x 12.6 cm (5 9/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.608

Medium or Technique

Breccia

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is colored red and white. The base is flat, and the rim is flat and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition