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Shoulder jar fragments

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. It is coarse-grained at the base. The base is flat, and the rim is rolled and inverted. Handles are worked on the shoulders. It was drilled with a borer. It is broken into seven fragments. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, 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: 16.4 x 12.2 cm (6 7/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.748

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels