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Tall ovoid jar

Tall ovoid jar with direct rim, short neck, and round base: complete. The jar's body was handmade, probably through coiling, and very carefully smoothed. The neck and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel or a similar turning device. Possible cream slip on exterior. Roughly // 12-12-188.

Provenance

From Giza, G2413B. 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 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 5.7 cm; Height: 15.5 cm

Accession Number

13.5135

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl clay)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels