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Sherds from a jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2120 A, debris of pit itself

Dimensions

Rim diameter: approx. 12 cm

Accession Number

33.1037

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Elongated shouldered jar with rounded/pointed base, modeled rim and short neck, preserved only as sherds which are not reassembled. The body of the jar was handmade, likely through coiling, while the rim was turned on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the jar is coated in a red/orange slip. There is an incised potmark on the shoulder of the jar 10 sherds total, rim still missing

Provenance

From Giza, G 2120 A, debris of pit itself. 1933: 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