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Squat ovoid jar

Squat shouldered jar with direct rim and round base: complete, though the rim is very weathered. 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 white 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

Rim diameter: 5 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 8 cm; Height: 6.5 cm

Accession Number

47.1934

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels