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Large ovoid jar (Storage jar)

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Large ovoid jar with modeled, rolled rim, tubular neck, and pointed base: reassembled from sherds and partially reconstructed to make the jar complete. The body of the jar was handmade, perhaps through coiling, and partially trimmed into shape through vertical cutting of the clay. The rim and...

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From Giza, G 7000 X / Exp.Ph. B 8368 (center) / BG. 455. 19: 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, reign of Snefru to Khufu, 2575–2528 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 10.6 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 25.2 cm; Height: 40.7 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (probably Marl Clay)


The Ancient World