Miniature neckless shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu
2575–2528 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7000 X

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 5 cm; Base diameter: 5.4 cm; Maximum diameter: 7.8 cm; Height: 8 cm

Accession Number

37.2704

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Miniature squat neckless jar with collared rim and flat base: complete. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel, as is common for this class of pottery. In addition, the bottom of the base was finished on the wheel. The jar is unslipped and has some white blotches on the exterior. HH 1245 was written in black ink on the bottom of the pot. The form is very similar to other miniature neckless shouldered jars like 13-12-22c.1, but less restricted around base and generally shorter and better made. Also // 20.1902.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7000 X / Exp.Ph. B 8763 2/3 / BG. 451. 19?: 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