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It is colored greenish-black and white. There are handles modeled on the shoulder. The base is rounded, and the rim is flattened and everted. 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

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 9.3 x 18.6 cm (3 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.432

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels