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Sherd from a shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4440 A, shaft

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 8.7 cm

Accession Number

13.5678

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

1 sherd from a shouldered jar, representing the complete rolled rim and cylindrical neck of the vessel, as well as part of the shoulder. This portion of the vessel was manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior and interior of this portion of the jar were red slipped.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4440 A, shaft. 1913: 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