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Squat jar

Ware type: red-brownware Vessel type: jar Profile: squat Rim type: everted, flat Base: flat Surface Condition: pinkish-orange slip; black specks on surface Vessel Condition: incomplete; reparied Decoration: Other: horizontal striations around body

Provenance

From Giza, G 2120 A, debris of pit itself. 1933: 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

Overall: 7 x 10 cm (2 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.1030

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels