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Eleven sherds from a large storage jar

Rim sherd from a large ovoid storage jar, with medium height tubular neck and prominent rolled rim. Coating of mud around the neck, presumably from the stopper; otherwise, the surfaces are untreated. The vessel was coil made, with a pointed base, and hand turned from the shoulder up. Evenly...

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Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.


Rim diameter: approx. 11 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay?)


The Ancient World