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Ovoid jar with remnants of mud sealing

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Tall ovoid jar with rolled, modeled rim and pointed base: complete. A ring of mud - the remains of a mud sealing - largely cover the jar's tubular neck. The body of the jar is handmade, likely through coiling, and carefully smoothed, leaving traces of upward strokes on the exterior. The neck and...

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From Giza, tomb G 4520, b chamber (= published G 4520 A). G 14 Pot 13. 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. (Accession Date: April 1, 1914)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 10.2 cm; Height: 33.5 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (possible Marl clay)


The Ancient World