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Sherds from a shouldered jar

4 sherds from a shouldered jar with a flat base: 3 from the body and 1 from the base. Wheel made, with a red slipped and burnished exterior. Base approx. 45% complete. There are no joins between the sherds.


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, Dynasty 4, 2575–2465 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Base diameter: approx. 7.3 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World