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Sherds from a neckless shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4340 A, debris in shaft

Dimensions

Base diameter: 9 cm

Accession Number

13.5612

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Neckless shouldered jar: sherds only, not reconstructed or reassembled. A very small portion of the rim remains. The vessel is made of a compact Nile silt clay and was wheelmade. The exterior shows possible traces of a red wash; the interior surface is untreated. // Reisner type A-LVI.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4340 A, debris in 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