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Base sherd from a jar

Pointed base from a jar: lower half or third of jar only preserved. Too fragmentary to determine body shape or form. This portion of the vessel was wheel made and unslipped.

Provenance

From Giza, G4530A. 1915: 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

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Too fragmentary to take dimensions

Accession Number

15-11-78

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels