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Squat jar

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


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

Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 10 cm (2 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.1030

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: red-brownware
Vessel type: jar
Profile: squat
Rim type: everted, flat
Base: flat
Surface Condition: pinkish-orange slip; black specks on surface
Vessel Condition: incomplete; reparied
Decoration:
Other: horizontal striations around body

Provenance

From Giza, G 2120 A, debris of pit itself. 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