Spouted basin

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 5989 C, debris of pit

Dimensions

Overall: 25 x 51 cm (9 13/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2714

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Large, convex basin with rolled rim and narrow, flattened base; deep, open spout. Brownware with red slip; surface heavily eroded. Repaired and restored in plaster.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 5989 C, debris of pit. 1933: 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