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Shoulder vase

Alabaster; fine-grained; wavy-lined; white veined; handle on one shoulder; broken and mended; pieces missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, S. Sh. J. 45, III/23/NW, SUB 55. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

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

11.1711

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels