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Shouldered jar fragment

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Half of an alabaster jar with a high shoulder. The base is flat, and the rim is plain and inverted. There is a hole in the body. It is incomplete.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, S. Sh. J. 45. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Accession Number

11.451

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels