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Small ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–5
2575–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2017

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 7.3 cm; Maximum diameter: 12 cm; Height: 19 cm

Accession Number

37.2758

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small ovoid jar with modeled, rolled rim and pointed base: complete. The body was handmade, probably through coiling, while the rim and neck were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The surface of the jar is unslipped. A tag with Arabic notes is saved inside the vessel. Reisner’s type A-IIc, // Eg.Inv.8022.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2017. 1937: 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