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Beer jar (Slender shouldered jar)

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Beer jar with direct rim and rounded base: complete. Below the shoulder, the vessel is handmade, likely through coiling, and bears deep vertical smoothing marks on the interior. The shoulder is delineated by the deep horizontal finger impression which encircles half of the pot just below the...

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Provenance

Giza, East of mastaba 7525, in debris. 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, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 10.5 cm; Height: approx. 34 cm

Accession Number

28.1485

Medium or Technique

Pottery (coarse Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels