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Sherds from a jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4440 A, shaft

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 6.5 cm; Base diameter: 2.8 cm

Accession Number

13.5677

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Wheel made jar of Nile silt, with rolled rim, cylindrical neck, and flat base. The pot is in eight fragments: rim through neck are reassembled and the remainder is stored as sherds. Too little of the vessel has been reassembled to determine body shape. The exterior is red slipped and burnished. // Reisner B-XVIII.

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