Large spouted basin

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7000 X

Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 44 cm (6 5/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

34-4-16

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: red-brownware
Vessel type: large dish
Profile: convex
Rim type: plain with pinched spout
Base: rounded
Surface Condition: interior blackened; exterior black speckled
Vessel Condition: repaired; about 95% complete
Decoration: two ledge handles
Other: tag found with object notes, “HH 1071/1, Pl.39, B8403, top; out of BG 454”; another note found with object illegible.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7000 X. 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