Fragment of a tall shouldered jar with handle

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Menkaura) VT, I/21/193, III/23/NW


height x width (a): 11.5 x 11.5 cm (4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.) height x width (b): 10.5 x 11.9 cm (4 1/8 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



The stone has coarse crystals and is white-veined. A handle is modeled on the shoulder. It is broken and mended. Many fragments are missing.


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, I 21/192, III/23/NW, SUB 38 & 301, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition