Shouldered jar with trumpet neck

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2649–2100 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4530 A

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 12.5 cm; Base diameter: 2.7 cm; Height: 29.5 cm

Accession Number

20.2003

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Shouldered jar with modeled rim, trumpet neck, and pointed base whose tip has been flattened: reconstructed from sherds, complete. The body of the jar was handmade, possibly through coiling, while the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. Repaired and partially restored in 1935. Reisner type B-LIXb.

Provenance

From Giza, G4530A. 1915: 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