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Slender shouldered jar (Large storage jar)

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Slender shouldered jar of Nile Silt, quite large, with modeled rim and pointed base: complete. The vessel bears color variations due to uneven firing. One side is flattened and irregular. Exterior well finished but unslipped.


From Zawiyet el-Aryan, grave 32. 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 1 or 2, 2960–2649 B.C.

Object Place

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Rim diameter: 11.4 cm; Height: 43 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World