Tall ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Dimensions

Rim diameter: approx. 8 cm; Base diameter: 5.3 cm; Legacy height: 21.5 cm

Accession Number

72.1378

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Tall ovoid jar with modeled ledge rim, narrow neck, and flat base: complete. The jar is made of Nile silt clay; its exterior surface has been red slipped and burnished. The vessel was hand made, likely by coiling, to the shoulder. Above the shoulder, the vessel was turned on the wheel or slow turning device. A tag pasted on the upper half of the body reads 743. “633” was written nearby in ink and crossed out in pencil. // 13.5595, Reisner B-XVIII.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way