Squat shouldered jar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I 54-144
Base diameter: approx. 8.8 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 16 cm; Height from base to bottom of neck: 11 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Nile Silt)
Not On View
Squat shouldered jar with flat base: complete from base to shoulder but missing all of the neck and rim. 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 burnished on the exterior through to the interior of the neck. The form is // Eg.Inv.7981, though larger.
From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple I 54-144. 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