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Slender ovoid jar

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Slender ovoid jar with slightly rolled rim and round base: complete. The jar was coil made to the neck; the shoulder and rim of the jar were turned, either on a slow wheel or a similar turning device. The exterior is unslipped, and the exterior surface carefully shaped and smoothed with upward...

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From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 122. 1910-11: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 7, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 2, 2750–2649 B.C.


Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Rim diameter: 7.8 cm; Height: 26 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World