Squat shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 8.1 x 15.4 cm (3 3/16 x 6 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The rim is inverted. The stone is wavy-lined and coarse-grained. There are irregular veins of white and a grayish vein of large crystals. It is broken and mended. Fragments are 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