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It is high shoulder. The base is rounded, and the rim is inverted.. There are horizontal bands of white and gray. There is no ring at the top. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple. 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.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 4.8 x 12.4 cm (1 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.389

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels