Slender ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 8.3 cm; Height: approx. 30.5 cm

Accession Number

20.1934

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Slender shouldered jar with modeled rim, slightly funnel-shaped neck, and pointed base: complete. Roughly “torpedo shaped.” The body of the jar was handmade, possibly through coiling, and the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the vessel has been white slipped. Plaster remnants splotch the upper half of the exterior. // 14.1722, Reisner type A-IIc.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Giza; G 5232 A /5. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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