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Miniature neckless shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4520 b, chamber

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 5.2 cm; Base diameter: 4.8 cm; Height: 7.8 cm

Accession Number

14.1661.1

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. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel, as is common for this class of pottery. This example is has a red slip on its exterior. Generally // in form to 13-12-22c.1, 14.1465.2; exact // 14.1661.2

Provenance

From Giza, G 4520 b, 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