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Sherds from an ovoid jar

Sherds from an ovoid jar with rolled rim, cylindrical neck, and pointed base: not reconstructed. The lower portions of the jar (base-shoulder) were hand made, likely using the coiling technique. The neck and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior is red...

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From Giza, G 4440 A, shaft. 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, 2649–2100 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 7 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Probably Nile Silt)


The Ancient World