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Tall shoulder jar

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The stone is colored red and white. The base is flat, and the rim is flat and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.

Provenance

From Menkaura (Mycerinus) Valley Temple, Giza. 1911: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the Egyptian government.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, 2960–2575 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 14.2 x 12.6 cm (5 9/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.608

Medium or Technique

Breccia

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels