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Ovoid jar

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Ovoid jar with rolled, modeled rim and pointed base: complete. The body of the jar was handmade, likely through coiling, while the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the vessel was coated in a red slip, which continues through to the interior of...

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From Giza, G 1201:8 (Wep-m-nofret). / G 14 Pot 10. 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, early Dynasty 4,


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 6.9 cm; Height: 18.5 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World