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Sherds from a globular shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4630

Dimensions

Rim diameter: approx. 6 cm

Accession Number

14.981

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Sherds from an almost-globular shouldered jar with rolled rim and pointed base: only a half of the profile has been reconstructed. The entire vessel is wheelmade; it is red slipped and burnished on the exterior, continuing through the interior of the rim.

Provenance

From Giza, G4630. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition