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Small neckless shoulder jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4440 A, shaft

Dimensions

Rim diameter: approx. 8 cm; Base diameter: 6 cm; Height: 12 cm

Accession Number

13.5670

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small (reduced-scale) neckless shouldered jar with flat base and collared rim: missing most of the neck and rim, but complete profile preserved. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel, as is common for this class of pottery. The jar is unslipped.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4440 A, shaft. 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