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Sherds from a shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4140 A

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 6 cm

Accession Number

13.5624

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Jar with rolled, everted rim and flat base: incomplete, composed of 15 sherds which are not reassembled. The rim and part of the shoulder are joined; the rest is stored in sherd bags. 100% of rim is present while only a small portion of the base remains. The body of the vessel was coil made. From the shoulder up it was made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The surface is unslipped. // either Reisner type B-XVIII or B-LIX.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4140 A. 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