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Sherds from a jar

Wheel made jar of Nile silt, with rolled rim, cylindrical neck, and flat base. The pot is in eight fragments: rim through neck are reassembled and the remainder is stored as sherds. Too little of the vessel has been reassembled to determine body shape. The exterior is red slipped and burnished. ...

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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: 6.5 cm; Base diameter: 2.8 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World