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Miniature neckless shoulder jar

Miniature, squat neckless shouldered jar with collared rim: complete. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel, as is common for this class of pottery. The jar is unslipped and the exterior weathered. // 13-12-22c.1.


From Giza, G 4140 A pit. 1911: 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: 4.0 cm; Base diameter: 3.8 cm; Height: 5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World