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Globular ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Maximum diameter: approx. 12 cm

Accession Number

47.2183

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Globular ovoid jar with round base: missing neck and rim but body complete. The jar was thrown on the wheel. After the vessel was thrown, the exterior of the bottom half of the jar was scraped and cut into the desired shape, hand finished, and covered in a red slip.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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