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Alabaster shoulder jar (A.Sh.J. 44), tall and slender with flat base and high shoulder, rim modeled at top; fine grained, horizontal bands of white; broken and mended, piece missing from rim, four small associated fragments.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_11.455
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Vessels
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / I 379)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 24.7 x 10.6 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Predynastic 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

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 183, fig. 50, no. 3.

Photos 2