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Alabaster shoulder jar (A.Sh.J. 16), handles modeled on shoulder, separate ring at top; fine grained, wavy lined, red veined; broken and mended, pieces missing.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: .129 H. .163 W.
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    Deaccessioned: June 8, 1964
  • 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; Deaccessioned June 8, 1964)
  • Remarks
    MFA 11.576a-b deaccessioned.

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