Globular shouldered jar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, 845 (?)
Rim diameter: 5 cm; maximum diameter: approximately 9.5 cm; height: 10.6 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Nile Silt)
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition