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Small ovoid jar

Small ovoid jar with modeled, rolled rim and pointed base: complete. The body was handmade, probably through coiling, while the rim and neck were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The surface of the jar is unslipped. A tag with Arabic notes is saved inside the vessel. Reisner's...

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From Giza, G 2017. 1937: 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: 7.3 cm; Maximum diameter: 12 cm; Height: 19 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)


The Ancient World