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Pottery squat shoulder jar with short neck, direct everted rim, and flat base; wheel made, lower exterior scraped and hand finished, red slip on exterior of body and interior of neck, traces of burnishing; complete except for small chip in rim.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / I 325)
  • Material
    Pottery (Nile Silt)
  • Dimensions
    Rim diameter: 6.2 cm; Base diameter: approx. 6.4 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 12 cm; Height: 9 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
  • Remarks
    Object not registered (no registration records for 1910).

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Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, pl. 72b.

Photos 3