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Slender ovoid jar (Storage jar)

Slender ovoid jar with rolled, modeled rim, cylindrical neck, and pointed base: complete. The body of the jar is handmade, likely through coiling, and carefully smoothed, leaving traces of upward strokes on the exterior. The neck and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning...

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From Giza, tomb G 4520, b chamber (= published G 4520 A). 1914: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: September 18, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 10.5 cm; Height: approx. 34 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (probably Nile Silt)


The Ancient World