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Globular shouldered jar

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Globular shoulder jar with slightly everted direct rim, short neck, and flat base: complete. The vessel is entirely wheelmade, with a burnished red slip on the exterior, extending into interior of the rim. // 14-2-121 aa, Reisner type B-XIX.


From Giza, G4733E. 1914: 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: 5.5 cm; Base diameter: 6.4 cm; Maximum diameter: 11.0 cm; Height: 12.3 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World