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Pottery squat shoulder jar with short neck and flat base, [(Mycerinus) Type XIX]; wheel made, lower exterior scraped and hand finished, red slip and burnish on exterior of body and interior of neck; complete from base to shoulder, missing most of neck and all of rim.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / I 54-144)
  • Material
    Pottery (Nile Silt)
  • Dimensions
    Base diameter: approx. 8.8 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 16 cm; Height from base to bottom of neck: 11 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. 219, fig. 69 no. 2, p. 266.

Photos 3