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Shouldered jar with pointed base

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4140 A

Dimensions

No measurements could be taken - sherd undiagnostic

Accession Number

13.5631

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Medium-sized shouldered jar with pointed base. Red-slipped and polished on exterior. Surface treatment worn off over much of vessel. Rim missing. 5 sherds including base. The body of the jar is handmade, probably through coiling, while the shoulder and above was made on the slow wheel or similar turning device.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4140 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