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[One of] fifty [or fifty-one?] pottery [flat bottomed shoulder jars] of practically similar shape, [Type B XIX]; ordinary brown ware (black interior), outside red, black speckled, red polish varying in dullness; two partly filled with mouse bones; majority in fragments, incomplete, accompanied by many fragments: MFAB_20.1875: Globular shoulder jar with slightly everted direct rim, short neck, and flat base; complete. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:2


  • ID
  • Department
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Classification
  • Findspot
    Pit G 4733 E
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Overall: Height: 10.2 - 14.6 cm Diameter: 9.7 - 11.4 cm MFAB_20.1875: Rim diameter: 5.2 cm; Base diameter: 5.8 cm; Max. diameter: 9.9 cm; Height: 12.6 cm
  • Credit Line
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
  • Object Ownership Information
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Date of Register Entry
    02/27/1914 - 03/01/1914
  • Notes
    Object register entry lists 50 jars, mostly in fragments, incomplete; "accompanied by many fragments." One in collection of Peabody Museum, PMAE_5879; five accessioned as MFA 20.1874, MFA 20.1875, MFA 20.1880, MFA 20.2022, MFA 20.2023; forty-five (HUMFA_14-2-121a - HUMFA_14-2-121ss) MFA owned (unaccessioned); 51 jars total (one perhaps assembled from the "many fragments"?).
  • Remarks
    Five of fifty flat-bottomed shoulder jars accessioned as MFA 20.1874, MFA 20.1875, MFA 20.1880, MFA 20.2022, MFA 20.2023; forty-five MFA owned (unaccessioned).
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession numbers verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 4733

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 3

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. 73 (misidentified as 14-12-121), fig. 93.