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Globular shouldered jar with lug handles

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Porphyry vessel in an Early Dynastic Period style; handles are modeled on the shoulder. A small piece is missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1–2, 2960–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.5 x 12.2 cm (3 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.429

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels