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Slender shouldered jar (Storage Jar)

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Slender shouldered jar with pointed base and rolled rim: 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 vessel was carefully smoothed on the exterior with upward strokes and was not slipped. Thin...

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From Zawiyet el-Aryan, tomb 43. 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 (?), 2960–2770 B.C.

Object Place

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt


Rim diameter: 11 cm; Legacy height: 45 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World