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Cylindrical jar

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The stone has bluish tints. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. There are three small fragments separated from the beaker.

Provenance

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 (Menkaura) Valley Temple, 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

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.4 x 9.7 cm (9/16 x 3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1141

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels