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Alabaster ovoid jar (Egg. 11), rim modeled at top; fine grained, horizontal wavy bands of white, black veined; broken and mended, small pieces missing.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_11.409
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Vessels
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Height x diameter: 15 x 12 cm (5 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Early Dynastic Period
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1908-1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • Thomas, Nancy, ed. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1995, p. 128, cat. 40c.

Photos 4