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Miniature shoulder jar

Miniature shouldered jar with flat base and re-curved rim: complete. The exterior surface is covered with a black slip. Like all vessels which fall into the category of Old Kingdom miniature vessels, this jar was completely manufactured on the wheel.

Provenance

From Dendara. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast, 2150–2040 B.C.

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Accession Number

98.1063

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels