Shoulder jar with potmark

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2 (?)
2750–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Tomb Z 101/4

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 38 x 22 cm (14 15/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.3010

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Tall shoulder jar with a potmark. It is made of marl. The base is flat, and the rim is collared and carinated. It is vertically trimmed. It is in excellent condition. The potmark is a vertical line with a slanted “F” shaped mark to the right. One side has a light greenish slip, and the other side has a red slip.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 101: 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition