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Miniature shouldered jar with flat base

Miniature shouldered jar with modeled rim and small, flat base: reconstructed from sherds and largely complete. The base is irregular and uneven. The entire vessel was manufactured using the wheel, as is common for this class of pottery.


From Giza, G 4630 A, shaft. 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, 2649–2100 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 5.8 cm; Base diameter: 2.7 cm; Height: 9.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World