Slender shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 8.5 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 11.6 cm; Height as preserved: 23 cm

Accession Number

47.1903

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Slender shouldered jar with modeled, rolled rim and slightly funnel-shaped neck: broken at base but otherwise complete. The body was handmade, perhaps through coiling while the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The jar is unslipped.

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