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Jar from a stand

Shouldered jar with small hole mouth opening and direct rim, flat base. Red slipped with band of black paint above base. Rectangle incised in lower body above black band and outlined in black. Originally fitted into a large flat pottery base with plaster, remains of plaster adhering. Condition:...

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From Giza, G 4733E. 19: 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.


Giza, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile silt)


The Ancient World