Accessory to serving statuette, jar
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2382
Hieght x diameter: 8.8 x 5 cm (3 7/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
Shouldered jar with a small flat base; an accessory for a “serving statuette.” Worked rim heavily battered and chipped, two carved bands: one roughly at midpoint of the body and one just above the base. Surface rough; large chip missing from base.
From Giza, Tomb G 2382. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: December 4, 1913)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition