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Sherd from an ovoid jar

Ovoid jar with rolled rim and cylindrical neck: upper portion complete, but missing lower 50% of vessel. 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...

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Provenance

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.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: approx. 8.7 cm

Accession Number

14-2-120b

Medium or Technique

Pottery (possibly Marl clay)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels