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Fragments of a tall shouldered jar with handle

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is horizontal and white veined. A handle is modeled on the shoulder. It is broken into two fragments: One large rim and body fragment and one small body fragment. The rim is inverted. It is broken and mended. Most of the jar is missing.


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: 13.1 x 17.3 cm (5 3/16 x 6 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World