Fragments of a tall shouldered jar with handle

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple


Height x width: 13.1 x 17.3 cm (5 3/16 x 6 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


The Ancient World



The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is horizontal and white veined. A handle is modeled on the shoulder. It is broken into two fragments: One large rim and body fragment and one small body fragment. The rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Most of the jar is 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, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition