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Slender ovoid jar (Flask)

Egyptian
Late Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, sub-56-253

Dimensions

Maximum diameter: 12.1 cm; Height of preserved portion: 26 cm

Accession Number

47.1982

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Slender ovoid jar with pointed base: rim missing, body preserved from base to bottom of neck. This portion of the vessel was hand made and covered on the exterior surface with a cream slip.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, sub-56-253. 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