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Sherds from a large ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4530 A

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 11 cm

Accession Number

14.1030

Medium or Technique

Pottery (possibly Marl Clay)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fifteen sherds from a large ovoid jar with rolled rim and pointed base: not reconstructed. The body of the jar was handmade, likely through coiling, and carefully smoothed; the rim and neck were made on the slow wheel. The exterior of the jar is white slipped. The interior is coated with a thick layer of plaster (?). The vessel appears to have been used for plaster only after the rim and neck were broken off, as the plaster covers portions of those breaks.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4530 A. 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