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Porphyry globular squat jar (H.S.Sq. 34), handles modeled on shoulder, ring modeled at top; black and white; broken and mended, small piece missing. Vessel in Early Dynastic style.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT)
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height x diameter: 9.5 x 12.2 cm (3 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • 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. 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. 40d.

Photos 2