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Small shouldered jar

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4512 A

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 7.4 cm; Maximum diameter: 11.9 cm; Height: 16.4 cm

Accession Number

15-12-71

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small shouldered jar with rolled rim and pointed base: complete. Below the shoulder, the body of the jar was handmade. Diagonal smoothing marks are visible on the exterior of this portion of the vessel. The shoulder, neck, and rim were made on a slow wheel or similar turning device. The vessel is unslipped.

Provenance

From Giza, G4512A. 1915: 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