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Wide rimmed squat shouldered jar

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The stone is wavy-lined and fine-grainded. There is a spot of white on the shoulder. The base is rounded, and the rim is everted. It is broken and mended. There are pieces missing.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.6 x 16.5 cm (3 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.332a-b

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels