Rim fragments of a tall shouldered jar

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Menkaura) VT, 4. S. B. 10, SUB 307


Height x width: 7.6 x 11.9 cm (3 x 4 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World



The stone is fine-grained, wavy-lined, and white-veined. The rim is plain, and the base is missing. It is broken into four fragments. It is broken and mended. Many 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, 4. S. B. 10, SUB 307, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition