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Sherds from an ovoid jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4440 A

Dimensions

Too fragmentary to take dimensions

Accession Number

13.5685

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Sherds from an ovoid jar with round base: not reconstructed. No portion of the rim remains, though there are small sherds from the cylindrical neck. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely through coiling, and white slipped on the exterior surface.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4440 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