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Sherds from a jar

6 sherds from a jar: not reconstructed. 4 are body sherds and do not join. 2 come from the flat base and do join, preserving approximately 65% of the base's diameter. The jar was made on the wheel and its exterior was red slipped and burnished.


From Giza, G 4440 A. 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


Base diameter: 7 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World