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Small globular ovoid jar

Small globular ovoid jar with direct, everted rim and pointed base: reconstructed from sherds and largely complete. The lower portion of the jar was handmade, likely through coiling. The midsection and above was manufactured on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The jar has a white slip...

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From Giza, G 7530-7540; G 7530. 1927: 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 4–5, 2575–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 5.6 cm; Height: approx. 17 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (probably Nile Silt)


The Ancient World