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Sherds from a tall ovoid jar

Sherds from a tall ovoid jar with a modeled ledge rim, and narrow neck: total of four sherds, two reattached and an additional two stored loose. The vessel would have had a flat base. The two sherds which are joined almost provide a complete profile (missing the base). The jar's body was...

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From Giza, G 4340 A, shaft debris. 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


Rim diameter: approx. 9.1 cm; Height: 32.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World