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Tall shoulder jar fragment with handles

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The stone is fine-grained, wavy-lined, and red-veined. The rim is inverted. Handles are modeled on the shoulders. It is broken and mended. The lower body and base 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: 9.9 x 10.7 cm (3 7/8 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.683

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels