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Fragment of a squat shouldered jar

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The stone is fine and coarse-grained and wavy-lined. There is no ring at the top. The rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. The base and lower body of the jar are missing.

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 depth: 5 x 14.1 cm (1 15/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1708

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels