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Fragments of a tall shouldered jar

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined with horizontal narrow bands of white. Handles are worked on the shoulders. The base is flat, and the rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. Only half of the jar remains.


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.




Height x width: 21.8 x 14.8 cm (8 9/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World