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Large storage jar

Ware type: red-brownware Vessel type: enormous shoulder jar Profile: slender, wide mouthed Rim type: rolled, everted Base: pointed Surface Condition: exterior coated with plaster; white washed; interior heavily encrusted Vessel Condition: thirty-eight total fragments; incomplete Decoration: Other:

Provenance

From Giza, G 5020, annex. 1935: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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

Accession Number

35-8-14

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels