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Shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-314, T 318

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 5.5 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 10 cm; Height: 16.5 cm

Accession Number

47.1919

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Tall shouldered jar with modeled rim and pointed base: missing part of the shoulder but otherwise complete. The vessel was manufactured on the wheel. After the vessel was thrown, the exterior of the jar below the shoulder was scraped and cut into the desired shape and hand finished. The jar is unslipped.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-314, T 318. 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