Tall shoulder jar with handles
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 15.7 x 12.4 cm (6 3/16 x 4 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There are handles on the shoulders. The base is flat, and the rim is wide and flattened. There is a separate ring at the top. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition