Neckless shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5080 C, debris of pit

Dimensions

Overall: 25 x 24 cm (9 13/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2713

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Almost-globular neckless shouldered jar with collared rim and flat base: reassembled from sherds and a fair bit reconstructed. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel and the exterior red slipped and burnished. The red slip appears to have been applied off of the wheel with irregular strokes. Similar in form to the miniature versions, such as 13-12-22c.1. // 20.1884

Provenance

Giza, tomb G 5080 C, debris of pit. January, 1933: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1937: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition