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Fragmentary miniature slender ovoid jar (Barrel-shaped jar)

Miniature slender ovoid jar with modeled rim and flat base; 1 sherd, but full profile preserved. The midsection of the jar is incised with two horizontal lines, forming a band which is then crosshatched, to represent cord decoration. Vessel is wheelmade and unslipped. Form // 13.5653, Reisner...

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From Giza, G 4340 A, debris in shaft. 1913: 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 4, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 3 cm; Base diameter: approx. 3 cm; Height:

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World