Large ovoid jar (Storage jar)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7000 X

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 10.9 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 24.1 cm; Height: 35.7 cm

Accession Number

37.2650

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Large ovoid jar with modeled, rolled rim, tubular neck, and pointed base: reassembled from sherds and further reconstructed. The body of the jar was handmade, perhaps through coiling. The rim and neck were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior has a thin cream slip which was unevenly and irregularly applied. // GPMP type AB7. // 34-4-3, though smoothing of the exterior is a bit better in this example.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7000 X / Exp.Ph. B 8367 (left) / BG. 455. 19?: 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