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Beer jar (Slender shouldered jar)

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Beer jar with direct rim and rounded base: complete. Below the shoulder, the vessel is handmade, likely through coiling, and bears deep vertical smoothing marks on the interior. The shoulder is delineated by the deep horizontal finger impression which encircles half of the pot just below the...

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Giza, East of mastaba 7525, in debris. excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds 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: 10.5 cm; Height: approx. 34 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (coarse Nile Silt)


The Ancient World