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Small pottery ovoid jar with direct rim and tapering rounded base, [(Mycerinus) Type V]; wheel made, lower exterior scraped and hand finished, exterior unslipped, vertical potmark shaped like two triangles on either end of central diamond ><>< on shoulder (incised after firing); complete.


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Menkaure Valley Temple (MVT / I 326-i)
  • Material
    Pottery (Marl Clay)
  • Dimensions
    Rim diameter: 5 cm; Maximum diameter: 12.4 cm; Height: 17.2 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
  • 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).

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. Mycerinus: The Temples of the Third Pyramid at Giza. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931, p. 213, fig. 65 no. 3, p. 269, pl. 72a.

Photos 3