Imported long necked flask with pinched spout and handle

Near Eastern
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Tomb G 1233 A

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 30 x 22.5 cm (11 13/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.1904

Medium or Technique

Ceramic

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Imported long necked flask with a pinched spout and a handle. It has a trefoil spout. The base is flat. There are horizontal striations around the shoulder.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 1233 A. 1912-13: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt, Dec. 4, 1913.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition