Squat ovoid jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 7 x 14 cm (2 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained. It is colored blue-green. It has a somewhat thickly worked rim. The surface is well polished. The base is rounded, and the rim is rolled and everted. There is some minor cracking. Otherwise, it is intact.
From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition