Globular shoulder jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x width: 9.9 x 11.5 cm (3 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. The base is flat, and the rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. There is a band of coarse-grained stone on the shoulder.
From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Menkaura) Valley Temple. 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