Miniature collared jar (Miniature shouldered jar)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4540 A, chamber

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 3.7 cm; Base diameter: 4.2 cm; Height: 10.7 cm

Accession Number

20.1928

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Miniature collared jar with pronounced high shoulder, collared rim and pointed base: reconstructed from sherds. Rim and base are complete, though missing a few sherds from the body. Like all vessels of this class, the jar was made entirely on the wheel and is unslipped.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4540 A, chamber. G 14 Pot 13. 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