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Miniature neckless shouldered jar

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


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

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 3.3 cm; Base diameter: 3.6 cm; Height: 4.7 cm

Accession Number

14.1666.2

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Miniature, globular neckless shouldered jar with flat, string-cut base and collared rim: complete. Rim is not properly collar-shaped, but rather more of a vestigial bump. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel, as is common for this class of pottery, and is unslipped. Generally // 13-12-22c.1, 14.1465.2, though cruder than normal.

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