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Small shouldered jar

Small shouldered jar with rolled rim and pointed base: complete. Below the shoulder, the body of the jar was handmade. Diagonal smoothing marks are visible on the exterior of this portion of the vessel. The shoulder, neck, and rim were made on a slow wheel or similar turning device. The vessel...

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From Giza, G4512A. 1915: 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, 2575–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 7.4 cm; Maximum diameter: 11.9 cm; Height: 16.4 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World