Tall shoulder jar
Early Dynastic Period
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 14.2 x 12.6 cm (5 9/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition