Miniature jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4220 A, burial chamber

Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 3.5 cm (2 9/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

14.1668

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Miniature, tall shoulder jar with elongated neck, wide open mouth, wide flaring base and vertical rim. Red-brownware, wet smoothed; traces of white on exterior. Good condition.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4220 A, burial chamber. 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