Slender shouldered jar (Large storage jar)

Egyptian
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1 or 2
2960–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 32/5

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 11.4 cm; Height: 43 cm

Accession Number

11.3012

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Slender shouldered jar of Nile Silt, quite large, with modeled rim and pointed base: complete. The vessel bears color variations due to uneven firing. One side is flattened and irregular. Exterior well finished but unslipped.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 32/5. 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