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Sherds from a large ovoid jar (Storage jar)

Thirty sherds from a large ovoid jar with modeled, rolled rim, tubular neck, and pointed base: not reassembled and stored in separate bags. The body of the jar was handmade, perhaps through coiling. The rim and neck were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The fabric of the...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 5020 annex. 1935: 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, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: approx. 9 cm

Accession Number

35-8-12

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels