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Collared shouldered jar

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Slender shouldered jar with collared rim and pointed base, flattened at the very tip: complete. The entire vessel is wheel made; its exterior was covered with a red slip. Chaff and limestone burnout are visible on the surface. This is the "full size" of smaller and miniature versions, such as...

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Provenance

From Giza G 4631B, Chamber G 14, Pot 4. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. ; excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egyptian Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund to MFA, Boston, ..., 19.. (use accession date here).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 10.5 cm; Base diameter: 2.9 cm; Height: approx. 29 cm

Accession Number

20.1883

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels