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Beer jar (Slender shouldered jar)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-364

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 9.8 cm; Maximum diameter: 13.7 cm; Height: approx. 35 cm (w/o bottom of base)

Accession Number

47.1915

Medium or Technique

Pottery (coarse Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Beer jar with direct rim and pointed base: complete, base broken off at point. Below the shoulder, the vessel is handmade, likely through coiling. Above the shoulder, the neck and rim of the vessel where made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The surface is unslipped. In general, the jar is well finished for this type of vessel. Some limestone voiding can be seen at the surface.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-364. 19: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition