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Miniature storage jar of Egyptian alabaster, placed in the tomb to symbolize offerings of a liquid, such as beer, wine or sacred unguents.

Provenance

From Giza, tomb G 7440 Z. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date May 27, 1927)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, 2625–2500 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 5.2 x 4 cm (2 1/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1477

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels