Fragmentary shoulder jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x width: 12 x 14.6 cm (4 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is wavy-lined and fine-grained with narrow bands and spots of opaque white. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. It is in three fragments. It is broken and mended. Only the upper part of the vase remains.
From Egypt, 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
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition