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Ovoid jar (Storage jar)

Ovoid jar with a pointed base: missing neck and rim, lower portion reconstructed from sherds. The body of the jar is handmade, likely through coiling, and carefully smoothed, leaving traces of upward strokes on the exterior. The neck and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning...

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From Giza, G4733E. 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, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Maximum diameter: 16.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World