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Miniature jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4720 A

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 5 cm (2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.1464.2

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 carinated, vertical rim. Brownware, wet smoothed. One fragment, about 85% complete. Broken and repaired.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4720 A. 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