Tall shoulder jar with handles
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Height x width: 11.2 x 9.1 cm (4 7/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is coarse and fine-grained. It is wavy-lined with an uneven surface. It was drilled with a borer. The base is flat, and the rim is inverted. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
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 (Menkaura) Valley Temple, Giza
Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition