Tall shoulder jar with handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, S.Sh.J. 30

Accession Number

11.597

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is wavy lined. The base is flat, and the rim is inverted. Two round hole handles are on the shoulders. The shape is unveven. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, S.Sh.J. 30. 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. March 2, 1911

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition