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Miniature jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2416 D III, in wood coffin

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

36-7-29d

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: red-brownware
Vessel type: miniature shoulder jar
Profile: slender
Rim type: wide mouth, collared neck
Base: wide, flaring, flat
Surface Condition:
Vessel Condition: base encrusted; complete
Decoration:
Other: unevenly shaped

Provenance

From Giza, G 2416 D III, in wood coffin. 1936: 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