Squat shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 7.9 x 16.8 cm (3 1/8 x 6 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The base is flat, and the rim is inverted. The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There are large crystals in a vein at the base. It is broken and mended. There are fragments missing.
From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 1911: 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