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Small neckless shouldered jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu
2575–2528 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, G 7000 X

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 8.9 cm; Base diameter: 7.6 cm; Height: 13.3 cm

Accession Number

37.2644

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small (reduced-size) neckless shouldered jar with collared rim and flat base: complete, though small portion of the rim is broken. The entire vessel is wheelmade and bears no trace of a slip. The base of the jar was finished on the wheel. There is some post-depositional encrustation on the body. On the whole, resembles depictions of the nmst jar. HH 1232 written in black on the bottom of the jar. // 20.1908.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7000 X. Exp.Ph. B 8522 / 2/5 / BG. 451. 1934: 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