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Globular ovoid jar

Globular ovoid jar with round base: missing neck and rim but body 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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Maximum diameter: approx. 12 cm

Accession Number

47.2183

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels