Small globular ovoid jar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I- 366
Rim diameter: 4.9 cm; Maximum diameter: 12.6 cm; Height: 15.6 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Nile Silt)
Not On View
Small globular ovoid jar with direct rim and rounded base: complete, aside from a chip in the 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’s exterior is coated in a red slip and its surface shows signs of being unevenly fired. Reisner’s type A-II b.
From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple I- 366. 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