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Tall ovoid jar

Tall ovoid jar with direct rim, short neck, and round base: complete. The jar's body was handmade, probably through coiling, and very carefully smoothed. The neck and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel or a similar turning device. Possible cream slip on exterior. Roughly // 12-12-188.


From Giza, G2413B. 1913: 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, 2465–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 5.7 cm; Height: 15.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl clay)


The Ancient World