Squat shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 8.9 x 19 cm (3 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is wavy-lined and fine-grained. There is a reddish brown vein at the top. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. There is no ring at the top.
From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition