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Large bag-shaped jar

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Large, globular bag-shaped jar with flattened, everted rim and rounded base. Red-brownware; slightly reoded surface. Repaired and restored with plaster.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7000 X / Exp.Ph. B 8524 (top, center) / BG. 452. 19?: 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, reign of Snefru to Khufu, 2575–2528 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 23 cm (8 1/4 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

37.2671

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels