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Beer jar (Slender shouldered jar)

Beer jar with direct rim and pointed base: complete, base broken off at point. Below the shoulder, the vessel is handmade, likely through coiling. Above the shoulder, the neck and rim of the vessel where made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The surface is unslipped. In general, the...

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Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-364. 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

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 9.8 cm; Maximum diameter: 13.7 cm; Height: approx. 35 cm (w/o bottom of base)

Accession Number

47.1915

Medium or Technique

Pottery (coarse Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels