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Slender ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4733 E

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 8.2 cm; Height: approx. 28.2 cm

Accession Number

14-2-120e

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl clay)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Slender ovoid jar with slightly rolled rim and pointed base: reconstructed from sherds and missing part of the upper body, shoulder, and rim. Unslipped. The body was handmade, probably through coiling, while the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the body has been very carefully smoothed with upward strokes and is well finished.

Provenance

From Giza, G4733E. 1914: 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