Globular ovoid jar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple I
Rim diameter: 6 cm; Maximum diameter: 11.6 cm; Height: 15.6 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Nile Silt)
Not On View
Globular ovoid jar with modeled, everted rim and round base: missing 1/3 of rim (sherds stored inside the vessel) but otherwise complete. After the vessel was thrown, the exterior of the bottom half of the jar was scraped and cut into the desired shape and hand finished, then covered in a red slip. The final scraping left numerous incised groves and the bottom half of the pot looks very rough.
From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple I. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition