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Sherd from a large jar (Storage jar)

Sherd from a large jar: 50% of rim and 100% of neck preserved, but no portion of the body remains. The rim and neck are unslipped. This portion of the vessel was wheelmade; a few lines from inside the neck suggest the body was handmade.


From Giza, G 4440 A, shaft. 1913: 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. 10 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl clay)


The Ancient World