Ovoid jar with intact stopper
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, BG. 438 1
Maximum diameter: 17 cm; Height: 35 cm
Medium or Technique
Pottery (probably Nile Silt)
Not On View
Ovoid jar with intact stopper and pointed base: the jar is in two fragments which fit together. One of these two fragments was, in turn, reconstructed from sherds. The neck and rim of the vessel were broken off in antiquity and the mud stopper was placed directly onto this break. The body of the jar was made by hand and carefully smoothed. The jar is unslipped, and mud encrusts the body just under the stopper.
From Giza, BG. 438 1. 1936: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition