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Ovoid jar (Storage jar)

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Ovoid jar with rolled rim, tubular neck, and pointed base: reconstructed from sherds, complete. Some portions of the body have been filled in where sherds are missing. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely through coiling; the neck and rim were made on a slow wheel or similar turning...

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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: 9.2 cm; Height: approx. 31.4 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl clay)


The Ancient World