Tall ovoid jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x diameter: 16 x 11 cm (6 5/16 x 4 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone contains coarse crystals. It is wavy-lined with horizontal wavy bands of white. The base is flat. The rim is plain, but rolled at the bottom. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
From Egypt, Giza, the 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