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Slender pottery shoulder jar with modeled rolled rim and slightly funnel-shaped neck, [(Mycerinus) Type VIII]; body handmade (coiled), neck and rim wheel made; broken at base, but otherwise complete.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / III 19-1)
  • Material
    Pottery (Marl Clay)
  • Dimensions
    Rim diameter: 8.5 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 11.6 cm; Height as preserved: 23 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • 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; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
  • Remarks
    Object not registered (no registration records for 1910).

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. 214, p. 215, fig. 65 no. 13, p. 264 (misdentified as Type IX).

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