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Large lid

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7000 X

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 50 cm (5 1/2 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2728

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Large concave lid with plain squared rim, sunken top, and thick stirrup handle. Brownware with light brown slip and white wash on interior. Surface heavily pitted and eroded. Broken, repaired, and restored in dark plaster (with rivets inside). Nine total fragments.

Provenance

From Giza, 7000 X. / Exp.Ph. B 8521 (fourth row from top). 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