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Sherds from a neckless shouldered jar

Neckless shouldered jar: sherds only, not reconstructed or reassembled. A very small portion of the rim remains. The vessel is made of a compact Nile silt clay and was wheelmade. The exterior shows possible traces of a red wash; the interior surface is untreated. // Reisner type A-LVI.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4340 A, debris in shaft. 1913: 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 4, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Base diameter: 9 cm

Accession Number

13.5612

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels