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Sherds from medium ovoid jar

61 sherds from a medium-sized ovoid jar with pointed base and rolled rim: base, rim, and portions of the profile have been reconstructed. Many of the sherds still remain stored in bags. The jar was handmade below the neck, likely through coiling. The rim and neck were manufactured on the slow...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 4630 A, shaft. 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, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 10.6 cm

Accession Number

14.971

Medium or Technique

Pottery (probably Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels