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Squat shouldered jar with handles

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The stone is white spotted with gray. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. The rim is wide and flattened. The mouth is small. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Egypt, 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: 9.8 x 19.1 cm (3 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.626

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels