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Fragmentary ovoid jar

Fragmentary ovoid jar: reconstructed from sherds, profile preserved from pointed base to bottom of neck. The lower portion of the jar was handmade, likely through coiling. The midsection and above was manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The jar is red slipped on its exterior.


From Giza, G 2120 A. 1933: 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


Height preserved: approx. 9.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World