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Fragmentary squat shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4440 A, shaft

Dimensions

Base diameter: 8 cm

Accession Number

13.5679

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Wheel made jar of Nile silt, with a red slipped and burnished exterior. The jar is fragmentary; composed of four sherds, it is missing the rim, neck, and most of the body. The profile of the vessel is preserved to just under the shoulder. This jar is // 14-2-121ii, Reisner Type B-XIX.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4440 A, shaft. 1913: 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