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Pottery one-handled pitcher, [Type B LIII b], with globular ovoid body and long narrow neck, narrow mouth, rolled everted rim, one vertical stirrup handle, and small flat base; red-brown ware, brownish-yellow slip, raised rope pattern below neck; rim battered, several holes in body, otherwise complete. Syrian import.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_20.1905
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Vessels
  • Findspot
    Pit G 1233-Annex A
  • Material
    Pottery
  • Dimensions
    Overall: 39 x 33 cm (15 3/8 x 13 in.)
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1912-1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1920: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Tombs and Monuments 1

Unpublished Documents 2

Full Bibliography

  • Reisner, George A. A History of the Giza Necropolis 1. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1942, p. 410, fig. 234c, p. 411.

    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 11