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Beer jar (Slender shouldered jar)

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Beer jar of Nile Silt clay with direct rim, very short neck, and pointed base: complete. Body of the vessel is handmade (probably through coiling) while the rim was turned on a wheel or other turning device. Surface is untreated.


From Giza, G2330A. 1912: 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, Dynasty 5, 2575–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 9.2 cm; Height: 28 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World