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Sherds from a jar

Elongated shouldered jar with rounded/pointed base, modeled rim and short neck, preserved only as sherds which are not reassembled. The body of the jar was handmade, likely through coiling, while the rim was turned on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the jar is coated...

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From Giza, G 2120 A, debris of pit itself. 1933: 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: approx. 12 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World