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Fragments of large jar

Ware type: red slipped and burnished Vessel type: jar (?) Profile: tall (?) Rim type: Base: Surface Condition: extremely worn; scraped Vessel Condition: thirteen total pieces; broken; traces of adhesive on margins; some edges smoothed Decoration: Other:

Provenance

From Giza, G 4630 A. 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

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

14.974

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels