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Tall shoulder jar

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The stone is fine and coarse-grained. It is wavy-lined with horizontal bands of white. The base is flat. It was drilled with a borer. A handle is worked on the shoulder. It is broken into one large jar fragment and five small fragments. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.


From Egypt, Menkaura (Mycerinus) 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

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.




Height x diameter: 20.9 x 14 cm (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World