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Squat pot with covering (torn) of cloth

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Tied under rim with double twisted cords, the knot covered with mud, on which traces of seal impression. From offering box 12.1244 [other items with it include an ostrich egg vessel, a basket, and a few stone vessels]. Linen in bad shape; very fragile and in need of consolidation if possible.


From Mesheikh. Mes / 104 / A. Mes.104

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom or First Intermediate Period, Dynast, 2323–2040 B.C.

Object Place

Mesheikh, Egypt


Overall: 11 x 13.5 cm (4 5/16 x 5 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery, linen, cord, mud


The Ancient World