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Sherds from a large ovoid jar

Fifteen sherds from a large ovoid jar with rolled rim and pointed base: not reconstructed. The body of the jar was handmade, likely through coiling, and carefully smoothed; the rim and neck were made on the slow wheel. The exterior of the jar is white slipped. The interior is coated with a thick...

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From Giza, G 4530 A. 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 4, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 11 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (possibly Marl Clay)


The Ancient World