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Small Collared Jar (Slender shouldered jar)

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Small (reduced-scale) collared jar with collared rim and pointed base: reconstructed from sherds. Rim and base are complete, though missing a few sherds from the body. The jar was made entirely on the wheel and is unslipped.

Provenance

From Giza, G 4340 A, debris in shaft. 1913: 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, 2575–2465 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 3.4 cm; Height: 13.5 cm

Accession Number

13.5600

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels