Fragments of a tall shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Menkaura) VT, III/12, III/23, SUB 38


height x width (a): 14.6 x 12.7 cm (5 3/4 x 5 in.) height x width (b): 13.7 x 10.5 cm (5 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



The stone is fine and coarse-grained and wavy-lined. Handles are on the shoulders. The rim is plain. It is broken into six fragments. It is broken and mended. 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, III/12, III/23, SUB 38, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition