User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Sherds from an ovoid or bag-shaped jar

Ovoid or bag shaped jar with rolled rim: 5 sherds, not reconstructed, with profile preserved from rim to no lower than the vessel's midsection. The body of the vessel was made by hand, perhaps through the coiling technique, while the rim was made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The...

Show Full Description


From Giza, G 2120 A, debris of pit. 1933: 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: 10 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (possibly Marl Clay)


The Ancient World