Squat shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 7.5 x 15.5 cm (2 15/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The shoulder his very high. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted. The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There is a vein of large crystals on the shoulder. 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