Squat shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x width: 10 x 17.7 cm (3 15/16 x 6 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is coarse-grained with vertical veins of white. Only half of the jar remains. There is a ring modeled on the top. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattened and everted.
From Egypt, 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, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition