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Miniature neckless shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb of Hetepheres I, G 7000 X

Dimensions

Diameter of base: 3.9 cm; Height: 7 cm

Accession Number

37.2677

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile silt clay)

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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. 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, Tomb of Hetepheres I, G 7000 X. 1936: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: August 1, 1937)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition