Small ovoid jar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple
Rim diameter: 7.2 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 12 cm; Height: 16.4 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Nile Silt)
Not On View
Small ovoid jar with rolled rim and pointed base: missing a small portion of the rim but otherwise complete. The jar was thrown on the wheel. After the vessel was thrown, the exterior of the bottom half of the jar was scraped and cut into the desired shape, hand finished, and covered in a red slip.
From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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