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Fragmentary globular shoulder jar

Almost-globular shouldered jar with slightly everted direct rim, short neck, and flat base: reconstructed from sherds. Large portion of body and some portion of rim missing. The vessel is entirely wheelmade, with a red slip on the exterior, through to the interior of the rim. // 14-2-121 aa.


From Giza, G4733E. 1914: 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, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 5.2 cm; Base diameter: 5.9 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World