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Sherds from a jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4240 A

Dimensions

Too fragmentary to take any dimensions

Accession Number

13.5656

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

13 body sherds from a jar: not reconstructed. Handmade, probably through coiling, and very carefully smoothed on the exterior. Exterior surface was slipped in either pink or white. Would have possibly belonged to an ovoid storage jar, roughly // GPMP type AB2.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4240 A. 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