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Globular ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple I

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 6 cm; Maximum diameter: 11.6 cm; Height: 15.6 cm

Accession Number

47.1930

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition