Small slender ovoid jar (Barrel-shaped jar)

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4240 A

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 5.1 cm; Base diameter: 5.5 cm; Height: 15 cm

Accession Number

13.5653

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Small (reduced-size) slender ovoid jar with modeled rim and flat, stringcut base; largely complete (reconstructed, missing some sherds from the body). The midsection of the jar is incised with two horizontal lines, forming a band which represents cord decoration. Vessel is wheelmade and unslipped. Form // 13.5588, Reisner type B-LVIII.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4240 A. 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