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Ovoid jar (Storage jar)

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Ovoid jar with rolled, slightly everted rim, short neck, and pointed base: complete, though missing a few small sherds at rim. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely through coiling; the neck and rim were made on a slow wheel or similar turning device. The body was cut into the pointed...

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From Giza, G4220A chamber. 1914: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: approx. 10.5 cm; Height: approx. 32 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World