Miniature jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4640 A, shaft

Dimensions

Overall: 11.5 x 6.5 cm (4 1/2 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-12-24a

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: brownware
Vessel type: miniature shoulder jar; pronounced shoulder
Profile: tall
Rim type: elongated neck; plain, vertical highly carinated rim
Base: flat
Surface Condition: wet smoothed
Vessel Condition: rim badly broken
Decoration:
 Other:

Provenance

From Giza, G 4640 A, shaft. 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