Tall ovoid jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Object Place: Egypt, Giza; Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Legacy dimension: .147 H. .123 W.
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Fine-grained; irregular horizontal bands of opaque white; rim modeled at top; broken and mended; half of vase only.
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 Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition