Storage jar with mud stopper

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 40 x 19 cm (15 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.938

Medium or Technique

Pottery

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Large round jar, round base. Contents and large mud seal intact were originally intact, but the latter has broken off along with much of the jar’s rim. Two boxes of jar and mud sealing fragments are also present.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition