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Miniature globular shouldered jar

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Miniature globular shouldered jar with modeled, rolled rim and flat, stringcut base: complete. The vessel is wheelmade, with a red slip on the exterior which continues through the interior of the neck. The surface is somewhat eroded.


From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple,. 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.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 3.7 cm; Base diameter: 3.4 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 6.1 cm; Height: 6.7 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World