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Upper body and rim fragment of a shoulder jar

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The stone is fine-grained and wavy-lined. There is a band of coarse-grained stone at the bottom. The rim is modeled at the top. The rim is rolled and everted. It is broken and mended. Fragments are missing.


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.




Height x width: 15.5 x 17.2 cm (6 1/8 x 6 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)


The Ancient World