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Shouldered jar

Shouldered jar with direct, everted rim and pointed base: largely complete, though approximately 25% of the rim is chipped off. The body is handmade, perhaps through coiling, while the neck and rim were made on a slow wheel or similar turning device. The jar was smoothed with upward vertical...

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From Giza, G 7810A chamber. 1936: 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, 2465–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 8.5 cm; Maximum diameter: 11.5 cm; Height: 19 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World