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Large lid

Large concave lid with plain squared rim, sunken top, and thick stirrup handle. Brownware with light brown slip and white wash on interior. Surface heavily pitted and eroded. Broken, repaired, and restored in dark plaster (with rivets inside). Nine total fragments.


From Giza, 7000 X. / Exp.Ph. B 8521 (fourth row from top). 1934: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru to Khufu, 2575–2528 B.C.


Giza, Egypt

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The Ancient World