Miniature jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4630 A, shaft

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 5 cm (2 3/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.979

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: brownware
Vessel type: miniature oviod jar
Profile: globular
Rim type: extremely wide mouth; plain, inverted at angle
Base: flat
Surface Condition: surface heavily worn and chipped
Vessel Condition: rim chipped; body cracked
Decoration:
 Other:

Provenance

From Giza, G 4630 A, shaft. 1914: 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