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Upper and lower part of large pottery [one-handled pitcher], [Type B LIII b]; thin hard ware, wheel-made, covered outside with creamy yellow slip, smoothed with vertical strokes, inside bright red and marked with concentric rings, probably caused during manufacture by grit in clay, white specks visible in section, handle from shoulder to neck, raised rib runs between handle and neck; rim broken off all round down to upper part of handle. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:2


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Pit G 4340 A
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 37 cm Diameter: max: 22.6 cm; top of neck: 4.5 cm; base: 6.6 cm Thickness: average: 4 mm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 13.5615
  • 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Unpublished Documents 3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, pp. 64, 74, fig. 95.

Photos 3