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Sherd from a shouldered jar

1 sherd from a shouldered jar, representing the complete rolled rim and cylindrical neck of the vessel, as well as part of the shoulder. This portion of the vessel was manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior and interior of this portion of the jar were red slipped.


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: 8.7 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World