Large ovoid jar (Storage jar)
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7330 A pit debris
Rim diameter: 11.1 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 22.7 cm; Height: 37.4 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (Marl Clay)
Not On View
Large ovoid jar with modeled, rolled rim, tubular neck, and pointed base: reassembled from sherds and missing portions of the rim and body. 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 cream slip which was unevenly and irregularly applied. The fabric of the jar is red in some places from where this pot made contact with another while being fired in the kiln. Otherwise, the fabric is fired black, with limestone inclusions and no chaff. // GPMP type AB7.
From Giza, G 7330 A pit debris. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition