Tall shouldered jar with lug handles

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
2490–2472 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 14 x 12.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.574

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The base is flat, and the rim is plain and inverted. The limestone is yellowish brown in color. Lug handles are modeled on the shoulders. It is broken and mended. Some fragments are missing.

Provenance

From the Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition