Tall, shouldered jar with cusp rim

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2
2960–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Mycerinus Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 15 x 12 cm (5 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.409

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fine-grained stone with horizontal wavy white bands and black veins. Small pieces are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition