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Slender ovoid jar

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Slender ovoid jar with rolled, modeled 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, Z/122/3. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1911: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Rim diameter: 8.8 cm, Height: 28 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World