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Sherds from a large ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4630

Dimensions

Too fragmentary to take dimensions

Accession Number

14.978

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

24 sherds from a large ovoid jar with pointed base: a few sherds rejoined to the base and the remainder stored unreconstructed. No rim sherds present; profile can be reconstructed to just below neck. The portions of the jar which remain were handmade, likely through coiling. The jar bears a probable cream slip.

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