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Globular shouldered jar

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Globular shouldered jar with direct rim and pointed base: complete. The body of the jar was handmade, possibly through coiling, while the shoulder and above was made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the lower half of the jar was done relatively hard, leaving several...

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From Giza, G5221A. [Excav. date] December 1914. / G 14 Pot 14. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 10.7 cm, Height: approx. 26 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World