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Beer jar (Slender shouldered jar)

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Beer jar with direct rim and pointed base: complete. Below the shoulder, the vessel is handmade, likely through coiling, and bears deep vertical smoothing marks on the interior. Above the shoulder, the neck and rim of the vessel where made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The surface...

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From Giza, G 2037 b X. 1937: 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 cm; Height: approx. 31.5 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (coarse Nile Silt)


The Ancient World