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Globular shouldered jar

Globular shouldered jar with rolled rim and flat base: complete, aside from some small holes in the base. The vessel was handmade to the shoulder; the shoulder and above were manufactured on the wheel. The exterior is coated in a red slip. // Eg.Inv.8221.


From Giza, G 1201 . 19?: 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


Rim diameter: 6.2 cm; Base diameter: approx. 3 cm; Height: 12.3 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World