Miniature globular shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 3.7 cm; Base diameter: 3.4 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 6.1 cm; Height: 6.7 cm

Accession Number

47.1914

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Miniature globular shouldered jar with modeled, rolled rim and flat, stringcut base: complete. The vessel is wheelmade, with a red slip on the exterior which continues through the interior of the neck. The surface is somewhat eroded.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple,. 19: 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