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Squat shouldered jar

Squat shouldered jar with flat base: complete from base to shoulder but missing all of the neck and rim. 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. The jar is red slipped and...

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From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple I 54-144. 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.


Giza, Egypt


Base diameter: approx. 8.8 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 16 cm; Height from base to bottom of neck: 11 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World