Fake till you make it: an imitation combed jar from Old Kingdom Giza

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Abstract

Egyptian imitations of foreign ceramic forms in either pottery or stone are known from the late Predynastic period onward. Throughout the Dynastic age, local copies of certain types continued in production. During the Old Kingdom, the favoured shape was a flat-based jar with two handles. To Egyptian eyes, it was an instantly recognisable symbol of foreign exotica from the Levant. An imitation Combed jar in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA 20.1914), from the Giza tomb of an Old Kingdom official dating to the late 4th-early 5th Dynasty, was made in Egypt but imitates an imported jar. It served the dual purpose of magically enabling the provision of an imported luxury product for the deceased, and the appearance of royal favour at court.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationBulletin de liaison de la céramique Égyptienne
EditorsSylvie Marchand
Place of PublicationCairo
PublisherInstitut Français d'archéologie orientale
Pages117-122
Number of pages6
Volume28
ISBN (Print)9782724707298
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameBulletin de la céramique égyptienne (BCE)
PublisherInstitut Francais d'Archeologie Orientale
Volume28
ISSN (Print)0255-0903

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Old Kingdom
Imitation
Fake
Jar
Egyptians
Dynasty
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Luxury
Symbol
Pottery
Tombs
Egypt

Keywords

  • Ceramics
  • Old Kingdom
  • Giza
  • Trade
  • Foreign relations
  • Levant

Cite this

Sowada, K. (2018). Fake till you make it: an imitation combed jar from Old Kingdom Giza. In S. Marchand (Ed.), Bulletin de liaison de la céramique Égyptienne (Vol. 28, pp. 117-122). [4] (Bulletin de la céramique égyptienne (BCE); Vol. 28). Cairo: Institut Français d'archéologie orientale.
Sowada, Karin. / Fake till you make it : an imitation combed jar from Old Kingdom Giza. Bulletin de liaison de la céramique Égyptienne. editor / Sylvie Marchand. Vol. 28 Cairo : Institut Français d'archéologie orientale, 2018. pp. 117-122 (Bulletin de la céramique égyptienne (BCE)).
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Sowada, K 2018, Fake till you make it: an imitation combed jar from Old Kingdom Giza. in S Marchand (ed.), Bulletin de liaison de la céramique Égyptienne. vol. 28, 4, Bulletin de la céramique égyptienne (BCE), vol. 28, Institut Français d'archéologie orientale, Cairo, pp. 117-122.

Fake till you make it : an imitation combed jar from Old Kingdom Giza. / Sowada, Karin.

Bulletin de liaison de la céramique Égyptienne. ed. / Sylvie Marchand. Vol. 28 Cairo : Institut Français d'archéologie orientale, 2018. p. 117-122 4 (Bulletin de la céramique égyptienne (BCE); Vol. 28).

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