Slender shouldered jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, 5232 A #6
Rim diameter: 8.1 cm; Height: 31.6 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Nile Silt)
Not On View
Slender shouldered jar with modeled rim, slightly funnel-shaped neck, and pointed base: largely complete, though a few rim sherds have not been reattached. Roughly “torpedo shaped.” The body of the jar was handmade, possibly through coiling, and the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the vessel has been white slipped. Plaster remnants splotch the exterior.
From Giza, G 5232 A/6. 1914: 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