Bag-shaped jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu
2575–2528 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7000 X

Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 12.5 cm (3 15/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2653

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Globular, bag-shaped jar with round base and flattened, everted rim. Brownware, with traces of white slip. Surface slightly worn; two small cracks in rim; condition otherwise excellent.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7000 X. Exp.Ph. B 8413 2/5 / BG. 451. 1934: 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