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Large ovoid jar

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2120 A, debris of pit

Dimensions

Rim diameter approx. 15 cm

Accession Number

33.1038

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile clay)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Large ovoid jar with folded and modeled rim and pointed base. Covered with a thin and smeared light colored wash or slip. Interior amd exterior both well smoothed; lower body shows traces of being scraped down/trimmed while being turned.
Previously mended, now 1 rim fragment + 11 body sherd + one sherd from another vessel

Provenance

From Giza, G 2120 A, debris of pit. 1933: 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