Ovoid storage jar, stoppered

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2330 A

Dimensions

Overall: 36 x 16.5 cm (14 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12-10-39

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay?)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Complete ovoid jar. The jar exhibits no surface treatment. The vessel was coil made, with a pointed base, and hand turned from the shoulder up. The bottom exterior half was scraped upwards into its pointed shape. The jar is closed with an intact mud stopper; as a result, rim type is impossible to identify. // GPMP AB1.

Provenance

From Giza, G2330A. 1910: 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