Small globular shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-392

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 8 cm; Base diameter: 8.2 cm; Maximum diameter: 13.9 cm; Height: approx. 12.8 cm

Accession Number

47.2113

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Globular shouldered jar with modeled, rolled rim and flat base: missing about 20% of the rim but otherwise 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 red slipped and has black residue splotched around the shoulder. // 20.1880, though smaller.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-392. 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