Globular ovoid jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 9.8 x 8.8 cm (3 7/8 x 3 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. The rim is chipped and has a large fragment missing from it. The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There is a narrow horizontal band of white. It is broken and mended.
From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition