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Slender shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Maximum diameter: 8.2 cm

Accession Number

47.1902

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Body of slender shouldered jar: base and rim/neck broken off. The base would have presumably been pointed. The body of the vessel was handmade, probably through coiling. The exterior is covered in a white slip.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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