Potstand

Egyptian
Old Kingdom (?)
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2330 = G 5380

Dimensions

Overall: 25 x 16 (diameter of base) x 5.5 cm (diameter of stem) (9 13/16 x 6 5/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12-10-67

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: coarse redware
Vessel type: potstand
Profile: elongated, slender profile; flares at either end
Rim type: collared
Base: wide, flaring
Surface Condition: traces of white slip; surface heavily eroded, flaking
Vessel Condition: about 90% complete
Decoration:
Other: found on shelf T, section 6 0A02 Basement South with other unmarked objects, undated note indicating fragments were from Mesaid, and note from 2004 (S. Onstine) indicating objects from Giza; provenance unresolved, but likely from Giza

Provenance

From Giza G 2330 = G 5380. 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