User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Fragment of a tall ovoid jar

Alabaster; fine-grained; wavy-lined; rim modeled at top; broken and mended; part of vase only.

Provenance

From Egypt: Menkaura Valley Temple, III/12 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 Giza Menkaura Valley Temple, Giza

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Object Place

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

11.611

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels