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Sherds from a small ovoid jar (Storage jar)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2575–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2330 A

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 9 cm

Accession Number

12-10-46

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

20 sherds from a small ovoid jar with rolled rim, not reconstructed. Base not present but would likely have been pointed. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely through coiling; the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior surface was carefully finished with upward strokes and is white slipped. // 12-10-44

Provenance

From Giza, G2330A. 1912: 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