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Large ovoid jar (Storage jar)

Large ovoid jar with modeled, rolled rim, tubular neck, and pointed base: reassembled from sherds and missing portions of the body. The body of the jar was handmade, perhaps through coiling. The rim and neck were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior has a cream...

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From Giza, G 7000 X. 1934: 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, reign of Snefru to Khufu, 2575–2528 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 9.7 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 24.7 cm; Height: 36.9 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)


The Ancient World