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Large deep pottery basin, [Type D LXXI], with thick walls, flattened rim, and flat base; brownware with black speckling, incised line below rim; plaster on surface, small holes in body, circular hole in base, fragmentary, repaired and restored with plaster.

Details

  • ID
    MFAB_37.2727
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
    Vessels
  • Findspot
    G 7000 X, Hetepheres I, 675(166)
  • Material
    Pottery
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: H. .496 m. Diameter at top .472 m.
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Snefru - reign of Khufu
  • Date of Register Entry
    2575–2528 B.C.
  • Notes
    This object was excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, but was not recorded in any object register book. 1925-1926: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1937: assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
  • Remarks
    Object not registered (some Hetepheres pottery was registered, some was not).

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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. 65, fig. 70.

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