Ovoid jar (Storage jar)

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–5
2575–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 4220 A

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 10.8 cm; Height: approx. 31.6 cm

Accession Number

14.1662

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ovoid jar with rolled rim, cylindrical neck, and pointed base: reconstructed from sherds and complete. The body of the jar is handmade, likely through coiling, and carefully smoothed, leaving very visible, sometimes deep traces of upward strokes on the exterior. The neck and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the vessel is covered with a pink slip. // 12-10-41, 14-2-120d, Reisner type A-IIb, GPMP type AB2.

Provenance

From Giza, G4220A. 1914: 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