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Globular shouldered jar

Almost-globular shouldered jar with slightly everted direct rim, short neck, and flat base: reconstructed from sherds, missing almost all of neck and rim. The vessel is entirely wheelmade, with a red slip on the exterior. There is a sherd inside this pot which is not actually part of the same...

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From Giza, G4733E. 1914: 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


Base diameter: 6.2 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World