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Calcite jar with hourglass form (F. 1); hole pierced at top; fine grained, wavy lined, bands of light brown; broken and mended.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_11.454
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Vessels
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT)
  • Material
    Calcite
  • Dimensions
    Height x diameter: 12.5 x 6.1 cm (4 15/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • 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. 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. 15.

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

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