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Large ovoid jar

Large ovoid jar with folded and modeled rim and pointed base. Covered with a thin and smeared light colored wash or slip. Interior amd exterior both well smoothed; lower body shows traces of being scraped down/trimmed while being turned. Previously mended, now 1 rim fragment + 11 body sherd + one...

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From Giza, G 2120 A, debris of pit. 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, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter approx. 15 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile clay)


The Ancient World