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The shoulder is very high. The stone is fine-grained. It is half coarse grained. It has horizontal wavy-lined veining. It is broken and mended. Nearly half of the jar is missing. There are no rings at the top. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted.


From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 1911: Excavated by the Harvard University–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.


Giza, Egypt


Height x width: 8.8 x 10.4 cm (3 7/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World