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Fragment of a squat shouldered jar

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is opaque white spots. There is no ring on top. The base is rounded, and the rim is missing. It is broken and mended. This fragment is all that remains of the jar.


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.




Width x length: 13.4 x 11.6 cm (5 1/4 x 4 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World