Potstand

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu
2575–2528 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5380, in filling of mastaba

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 16 cm (8 1/4 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12-10-68

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: red-brownware
Vessel type: potstand
Profile: nearly symmetrical
Rim type: slightly rolled
Base: slightly rolled, slightly flaring
Surface Condition: light red wash; surface pitted
Vessel Condition: large portion of base missing; about 90% complete
Decoration:
 Other:

Provenance

From Giza, G 5380, in filling of mastaba. 1912: 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