Globular shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, 845 (?)

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 5 cm; maximum diameter: approximately 9.5 cm; height: 10.6 cm

Accession Number

47.2184

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Globular shouldered jar with rolled rim and pointed base: 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. The red slip covers the exterior and continues through the interior of the neck.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple 845 (?). 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