Beer jar (Slender shouldered jar)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2575–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2330 A

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 9.2 cm; Height: 28 cm

Accession Number

12-10-63

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Beer jar of Nile Silt clay with direct rim, very short neck, and pointed base: complete. Body of the vessel is handmade (probably through coiling) while the rim was turned on a wheel or other turning device. Surface is untreated.

Provenance

From Giza, G2330A. 1912: 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