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Fragment of egg-shaped vase

Alabaster; fine-grained; wavy-lined; broken and mended; half of one side only.


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 Valley Temple, III/12, SUB 38, Giza Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt

Object Place

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World