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Sherds from a large ovoid jar

24 sherds from a large ovoid jar with pointed base: a few sherds rejoined to the base and the remainder stored unreconstructed. No rim sherds present; profile can be reconstructed to just below neck. The portions of the jar which remain were handmade, likely through coiling. The jar bears a...

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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


Too fragmentary to take dimensions

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World