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Small neckless shouldered jar

Small (reduced-size) neckless shouldered jar with collared rim and flat base: reconstructed from sherds and largely complete, though some holes in the body have been filled in. The entire vessel is wheelmade and bears no trace of a slip. The base of the jar was trimmed on the wheel. On the...

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From Giza, G 7000 X. Exp.Ph. B 8523 (2nd row center) / BG, 452. 1934: 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, reign of Snefru to Khufu, 2575–2528 B.C.


Giza, Egypt

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World