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Fragments of a tall shouldered jar

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The stone is coarse-grained and red-veined. A handle is on the shoulder. The rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing. Only the upper body and rim remains.

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 width: 15.8 x 16.8 cm (6 1/4 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1147

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels