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Fragmentary squat shouldered jar

Wheel made jar of Nile silt, with a red slipped and burnished exterior. The jar is fragmentary; composed of four sherds, it is missing the rim, neck, and most of the body. The profile of the vessel is preserved to just under the shoulder. This jar is // 14-2-121ii, Reisner Type B-XIX.


From Giza, G 4440 A, 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


Base diameter: 8 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World