Small squat shouldered jar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I 325
Rim diameter: 6.2 cm; Base diameter: approx. 6.4 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 12 cm; Height: 9 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Nile Silt)
Not On View
Squat shouldered jar with direct, everted rim and flat base: with a small chip in 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 on the exterior through to the interior of the neck, and bears faint traces of burnishing. Similar to the 14-2-121 series.
From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple I 325. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition