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Fragments of a squat shouldered jar

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The stone is coarse and fine-grained with a dark colored band. There is no ring at the top. It is broken and mended. The base is missing, and the rim is inverted. Only these two upper body fragments of the jar remain.

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: 7 x 15 cm (2 3/4 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1705

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels