Ovoid jar with remnants of mud sealing

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, tomb G 4520, b chamber (= published G 4520 A)

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 10.2 cm; Height: 33.5 cm

Accession Number

20.1923

Medium or Technique

Pottery (possible Marl clay)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Tall ovoid jar with rolled, modeled rim and pointed base: complete. A ring of mud - the remains of a mud sealing - largely cover the jar’s tubular neck. The body of the jar is handmade, likely through coiling, and carefully smoothed, leaving traces of upward strokes on the exterior. The neck and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. // 20.4994, Reisner type A-IIb, GPMP type AB2.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 4520, b chamber (= published G 4520 A). G 14 Pot 13. 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.

(Accession Date: April 1, 1914)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition