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Small globular shouldered jar

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Globular shouldered jar with modeled, rolled rim and flat base: missing about 20% of the rim but otherwise complete. 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...

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Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple, I-392. 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: 8 cm; Base diameter: 8.2 cm; Maximum diameter: 13.9 cm; Height: approx. 12.8 cm

Accession Number

47.2113

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels