Globular ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 8.7 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 20 cm; Height: 23.2 cm

Accession Number

47.1917

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Globular ovoid jar with rolled rim, tubular neck, and round base: complete. The body of the jar was handmade, likely through coiling, while the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the vessel is coated in a red slip. The body is fairly irregular. Six incised lines run horizontally around the pot just under the neck.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, . 19: 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