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Jar from a stand

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4733 E

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Shouldered jar with small hole mouth opening and direct rim, flat base. Red slipped with band of black paint above base. Rectangle incised in lower body above black band and outlined in black. Originally fitted into a large flat pottery base with plaster, remains of plaster adhering.
Condition: mostly complete, previously mended, surface slip worn
Similar to 14-2-110 or 14-2-111. Group of four pots mounted on a single base


From Giza, G 4733E. 19: 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