User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Sherds from two jars

Three sherds from two jars. One is represented by a sherd of a handmade pointed base with white slipped exterior. The other is represented by two sherds from its rolled rim, making up roughly 50% of the rim. The rim was made on the slow wheel or related turning device; it is white slipped on both...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Giza, G 4240. 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

Rim diameter of one of the vessels: 9.4 cm

Accession Number

13.5662

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels