Squat shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Menkaura
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 9 x 16.5 cm (3 9/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The base is rounded, and the rim is unworked. The stone is fine-grained with irregular veining across the surface. There is a single red vein. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From the Menkaura (Mycerinus) 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.
(Accession date: March 2, 1911)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition