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Pottery [one-handled pitcher] with narrow neck, [Type B LIII b]; wheel-turned, yellow slip, pebble burnished vertical stripes, thin raised rib marked with incisions with sharp-edged instrument to imitate cord round shoulder below neck, remains of handle just below rib; handle indicated by slight protuberance, rest broken away, rim worn away. Illustration: Yes [noted as incorrect]. Illustration scale: 1:1


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Pit G 4340 A, debris in shaft
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27 cm Width: max: 17.5 cm Diameter: base: 3.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 20.1899
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Remarks
    Note next to illustration on Object Register p. 6, in pencil: "absolutely incorrect, see new drawing for Appendix A"
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4340

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 3

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, p. 474.

    Reisner, George A., and William Stevenson Smith. The Tomb of Hetep-Heres the Mother of Cheops: a Study of Egyptian Civilization in the Old Kingdom. A History of the Giza Necropolis 2. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1955, pp. 64, 74, fig 95.

Photos 4