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Sherds from a small ovoid jar (Storage jar)

20 sherds from a small ovoid jar with rolled rim, not reconstructed. Base not present but would likely have been pointed. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely through coiling; the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior surface was carefully...

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Provenance

From Giza, G2330A. 1912: 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 5, 2575–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 9 cm

Accession Number

12-10-46

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels