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Sherds from a globular shouldered jar

Seven sherds from an almost-globular shouldered jar: not reconstructed. The sherds are all from the body, leaving no rim or base; however, they can be typed comfortably to 14-2-121 aa because of context and similarity of form. The vessel is entirely wheelmade, with a red slip on the exterior.


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


Too fragmentary to take any dimensions

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World