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Tall pottery wine jar [(shoulder jar)], [Type A II b]; WSR ware; mended, incomplete. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:2


  • ID
  • Department
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    G 7000 X, Hetepheres I, 677(46)
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 37 cm Diameter: max: 25 cm; rim: 10.6 cm
  • Credit Line
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University
  • Hetepheres findspot number
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Hetepheres findspot number
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Peabody Museum, Harvard University (cat. no. 5863)
  • Object owned by
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University
  • Notes
    Hetepheres findspot number for this object variously written as 677(4b) or 677(46). There has been some confusion between this object and a fragment of a pottery bowl also in the Peabody Museum, PMAE_5886 (=HUMFA_34-10-4(2)). This seems to have come about due to a registry error in 1934, in which a number of objects were given 34-10-* and 34-12-* numbers, despite those numbers already having been used; these numbers were later changed to 34-4-*, to avoid duplication. However, PMAE_5886 seems to belong with HUMFA_34-10-4 and HUMFA_34-10-5 (from G 1223-Annex X), and should not have been "corrected" to 34-4-4 (from G 7000 X). Correct Peabody Museum number for HUMFA_34-4-4 is PMAE_5863.
  • Remarks
    WSR = imitation of tufl ware in RW (red ware) or RBrW (red-brown ware) covered with light colored slip or wash

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Full Bibliography

  • 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. 63, fig. 58.

Institutions 1