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Sherds from an ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4440 A, shaft

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 7 cm

Accession Number

13.5676

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Probably Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Sherds from an ovoid jar with rolled rim, cylindrical neck, and pointed base: not reconstructed. The lower portions of the jar (base-shoulder) were hand made, likely using the coiling technique. The neck and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior is red slipped and possibly burnished. Perhaps // 12-10-41.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4440 A, 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