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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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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.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 9 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World