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Small globular ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 5 cm; Maximum diameter: 12.4 cm; Height: 17.2 cm

Accession Number

47.2111

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small globular ovoid jar with direct rim and rounded base: 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. The jar is unslipped and its surface shows signs of being unevenly fired. A post-fired incised potmark sits right below the neck. Reisner’s type A-II b. // 27.2038

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