Shoulder jar with mud seal and stopper

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–5
2575–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 8.5 cm; Height: 28 cm

Accession Number

12-10-43

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small ovoid storage jar with cylindrical neck and pointed base: complete. Portions of the rolled rim, neck, and shoulder are obscured with the mud used as to close the vessel. 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 unslipped. The interior is filled with straw, portions of the sealing mud, and mud fragments. Mud seal preserved separately. // 12-10-44. Possibly // GPMP type AB2.

Provenance

From Giza. 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