Tall shouldered jar with tubular handles

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.4 x 11.1 cm (4 1/8 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1159

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

The stone is grayish-white with a few spots of black. The base is flat, and the rim is inverted. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. It is broken and mended.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura (Menkaura) 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.

Findspot Information: Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition