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Beer jar (Slender shouldered jar)

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Slender shouldered jar with pointed base, short neck, and direct rim: complete. Shoulder very high and quite pronounced. The jar was coil made to the neck; the shoulder and rim of the jar were turned, either on a slow wheel or a similar turning device. The vessel was carefully smoothed on the...

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Provenance

From Giza, debris E of mastaba G 7525. 1928: 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: 10.6 cm; Height: 44 cm

Accession Number

28.1482a

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels