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Sherds from a jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4440 A

Dimensions

Base diameter: 7 cm

Accession Number

13.5681

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

6 sherds from a jar: not reconstructed. 4 are body sherds and do not join. 2 come from the flat base and do join, preserving approximately 65% of the base’s diameter. The jar was made on the wheel and its exterior was red slipped and burnished.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4440 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