Globular shoulder jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381 X

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 6 cm; Height: 19 cm

Accession Number

12-12-188

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition