Globular shoulder jar with handle
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x width: 13.3 x 12.4 cm (5 1/4 x 4 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine and coarse-grained. It is wavy-lined. A handle is worked on the shoulder. The base is flat, and the rim is plain and inverted. There is a small fragment separate from the jar. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From Egypt, Menkaura (Mycerinus) 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