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Fragmentary shouldered jar

Fragmentary shouldered jar with rolled rim: two-thirds of the profile is preserved, as measured from rim. Base is missing but most likely would have been pointed. In addition to the large profile fragment, there are two bags of unattached sherds. The body of the vessel is handmade, likely...

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From Giza, G2440A. 1940: 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: 10 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World