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Pottery offering jar with pointed base, [(Mycerinus) Type IV]; body handmade (coiled), neck and rim wheel made, unslipped; almost complete, base broken off at point, some limestone voiding on surface.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / I 364-i)
  • Material
    Pottery (coarse Nile Silt)
  • Dimensions
    Rim diameter: 9.8 cm; Maximum diameter: 13.7 cm; Height: approx. 35 cm (w/o bottom of base)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
  • 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. 212, fig. 64 no. 1, p. 270.

Photos 2