Miniature amphora with model garland (Slender ovoid jar with two handles)

Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4340 A, chamber, floor sand


Rim diameter: 2.9 cm; Base diameter: 1.9 cm; Height: 8.3 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View


The Ancient World



Miniature amphora with model garland, flat base, and rolled rim: complete. The vessel was manufactured on the wheel and is unslipped. The mock-handles are applied; the “garland” detailed with pre-fired incised lines forming a crosshatch pattern around the upper portion of the pot. Some bits of plaster remain on one side of the jar. Belongs with stand, 13-10-49.


From Giza, G 4340 A, chamber, floor sand. G 14 Pot 9. 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