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Fragmentary squat shouldered jar

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It is colored greenish-white and black. There are handles modeled on the shoulders. The base is rounded, and the rim is wide and flattened. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 10.2 x 22.2 cm (4 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.435

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels