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Tall ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2413 B

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 5.7 cm; Height: 15.5 cm

Accession Number

13.5135

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl clay)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Tall ovoid jar with direct rim, short neck, and round base: complete. The jar’s body was handmade, probably through coiling, and very carefully smoothed. The neck and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel or a similar turning device. Possible cream slip on exterior. Roughly // 12-12-188.

Provenance

From Giza, G2413B. 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