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Small ovoid storage jar

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Small ovoid jar with round, modeled rim, short tubular neck, and pointed base: complete. The jar exhibits no surface treatment. The vessel was coil made, with a pointed base, and hand turned from the shoulder up. The bottom exterior half was scraped upwards into its pointed shape. It was...

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Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple (MVT sub 318,no. 22). 1909: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast, 2323–2040 B.C.

Object Place

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 17.5 x 11 cm (6 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.818

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels