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Tall slender pottery [two-handled combed ware jar], [Type B LIV]; hard-baked ware, ware thin and hard with grey interior (center) and red on outside, reddish-brown on inside, small specks of white substance visible in edges of broken pieces, inside where reddish-brown incised with vertical rows of impressions made with piece of wire (?), two handles set vertically on either side 12 cm below top, neck slightly misshapen in making, exterior covered with creamy wash and scored horizontally with concentric rings made during manufacture upon wheel by incision with blunt implement; [fragmentary, incomplete]. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:2


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Pit G 4340 A, debris in shaft
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 37.5 cm Width: max: 18 cm; neck: 6.0 cm; base: 8.5 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 13.5593
  • Period
    Early Bronze Age
  • Date of Register Entry
  • 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Unpublished Documents 3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. 472, fig. 285, 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, p. 76, fig. 96.

Photos 3