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Sherds from an ovoid jar

Sherds from a (probably large) ovoid jar with rolled rim and pointed base: unreconstructed. The exterior of the jar is white slipped. The body was handmade, likely through coiling, while the rim was made on the slow wheel or similar turning device.


From Giza, G 4440 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. 11 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World