Squat pot with covering (torn) of cloth

Egyptian
Old Kingdom or First Intermediate Period, Dynast
2323–2040 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes / 104

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 13.5 cm (4 5/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1350

Medium or Technique

Pottery, linen, cord, mud

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Tied under rim with double twisted cords, the knot covered with mud, on which traces of seal impression. From offering box 12.1244 [other items with it include an ostrich egg vessel, a basket, and a few stone vessels]. Linen in bad shape; very fragile and in need of consolidation if possible.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes / 104 / A. Mes.104

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition