Globular shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5221 A

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 10.7 cm, Height: approx. 26 cm

Accession Number

20.1935

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Globular shouldered jar with direct rim and pointed base: complete. The body of the jar was handmade, possibly through coiling, while the shoulder and above was made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the lower half of the jar was done relatively hard, leaving several deep horizontal marks. The exterior of the jar is coated in a red slip which continues through the interior of the jar’s neck.

Provenance

From Giza, G5221A. [Excav. date] December 1914. / G 14 Pot 14. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition