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Fragments of a tall shouldered jar

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The stone is coarse-grained and horizontal white veined. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. The rim is plain. It is broken into three fragments. It is broken and mended. Many fragments 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, SUB 55, 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: 13.6 x 13.7 cm (5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1629

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels