Accessory to serving statuette, jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 2382

Dimensions

Hieght x diameter: 8.8 x 5 cm (3 7/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3133

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition