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Miniature shouldered jar with flat base

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4630 A, shaft

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 5.8 cm; Base diameter: 2.7 cm; Height: 9.5 cm

Accession Number

14.977

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Miniature shouldered jar with modeled rim and small, flat base: reconstructed from sherds and largely complete. The base is irregular and uneven. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel, as is common for this class of pottery.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4630 A, shaft. 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