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The stone is colored white and greenish-black. The base is rounded, and the rim is wide and flattened. Handles aere modeled on the shoulders. There is a ring at the top. It is broken and mended. Only half of the jar 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

Overall (11.1164.1): 9.6 x 22 cm (3 3/4 x 8 11/16 in.) Overall (11.1164.2): 9.6 x 22 cm (3 3/4 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1164.1-2

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels