Squat shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x depth: 7.3 x 15.8 cm (2 7/8 x 6 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained and red veined with a band of opaque white. The rim is inverted. There is no ring at the top. Only half of the jar remains.
From Egypt, Menkaura (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