Small squat shouldered jar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, sub 384
Rim diameter: 4.5 cm; Maximum diameter: 9.5 cm; Height: 8.0 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Nile Silt)
Not On View
Squat shouldered jar with direct rim and round base: complete. 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 and hand finished. The jar is possibly coated in a red slip. “22” is written in black ink on the bottom of the jar.
From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, sub 384 . 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition