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Squat shouldered jar

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The stone is white, gray and black. The base is flat, and the rim is flattened and everted. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. A rim fragment is broken off from the jar. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

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

Height x width: 8.8 x 15.7 cm (3 7/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1165a-b

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels