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Alabaster squat jar (A.Sq. 20), no ring at top; coarse grained, dark colored, large crystals; broken and mended, pieces missing.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_11.581
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Vessels
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT)
  • Material
    Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: .055 H. .13 W.
  • 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. 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 jars identified as A.Sq. 20: MFA 11.581 and another jar (see C2731) not MFA owned.
  • Problems/Questions
    Problem: jar in C2731 may be misidentified as 20

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