Tall shoulder jar with handles
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple
Height x width: 16.7 x 15.6 cm (6 9/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
The stone is fine-grained and red-veined. There are horizontal bands of opaque white. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.
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