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Fragmentary slender shouldered jar

Slender shouldered jar with direct rim, flaring neck, and pointed base: in two pieces (base and rim/shoulder). The body of the vessel was handmade while the shoulder and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The body was trimmed into a pointed shape with upward strokes. Six...

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From Giza, G 2150 A, debris of chamber. 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 (?), 2649–2100 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 6.7 cm; Height: 25.4 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)


The Ancient World