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Sherds from a large ovoid jar

Twenty-four sherds from a large, round-based ovoid jar: not reconstructed. The base is handmade and smoothed by hand with an upward motion; the neck and rim turned, perhaps on the slow wheel. The jar has a rolled rim and slightly funnel-shaped neck. Surface is unslipped.


From Giza, G 4240 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


Rim diameter: approx.14 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (likely Marl Clay)


The Ancient World