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Sherds from two jars

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4240

Dimensions

Rim diameter of one of the vessels: 9.4 cm

Accession Number

13.5662

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Three sherds from two jars. One is represented by a sherd of a handmade pointed base with white slipped exterior. The other is represented by two sherds from its rolled rim, making up roughly 50% of the rim. The rim was made on the slow wheel or related turning device; it is white slipped on both the exterior and interior of the sherds.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4240. 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