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Beer jar (Slender shouldered jar)

Beer jar with direct rim and pointed base: full profile preserved at one point, but otherwise missing much of shoulder and rim. Below the shoulder, the vessel is handmade, likely through coiling, and bears deep vertical smoothing marks on the interior. Above the shoulder, the neck and rim of the...

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From Giza, G 2037 b X. 1937: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: too small to measure, Height: approx. 32 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (coarse Nile Silt)


The Ancient World