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Sherds from a globular shouldered jar

Sherds from an almost-globular shouldered jar with rolled rim and pointed base: only a half of the profile has been reconstructed. The entire vessel is wheelmade; it is red slipped and burnished on the exterior, continuing through the interior of the rim.


From Giza, G4630. 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


Rim diameter: approx. 6 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World