Globular shoulder jar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381 X
Rim diameter: 6 cm; Height: 19 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Nile Silt)
Not On View
Globular ovoid jar with modeled rim, pointed base, and cream slip covering the exterior surface: complete. The vessel was handmade to the shoulder, probably using the coiling technique. The exterior was well smoothed after shaping, though some deep diagonal smoothing marks were left. The shoulder and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device.
From Giza, G 2381 X. 1912: 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