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Fragments of a squat shouldered jar

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There is no ring on top. The rim is inverted. Only these three rim and upper body fragments of the jar remain.


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 (a): 10.4 x 8.8 cm (4 1/8 x 3 7/16 in.) Width x length (b): 11.1 x 6.5 cm (4 3/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World