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Diorite cylinder jar (H.S.Cyl. 5); drilled with cylindrical drill; greenish-black and white; broken and mended.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT)
  • Material
    Pegmatitic hornblende diorite
  • Dimensions
    Height x diameter: 5.8 x 9.4 cm (2 5/16 x 3 11/16 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • 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)
  • Remarks
    Two cylinder jars identified as H.S.Cyl. 5: MFA 11.498 (diorite), MFA 11.513 (slate).

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Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 185, fig. 53, no. 6.

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