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Globular shoulder jar

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Globular ovoid jar with modeled rim, pointed base, and cream slip covering the exterior surface: complete. The vessel was handmade to the shoulder, probably using the coiling technique. The exterior was well smoothed after shaping, though some deep diagonal smoothing marks were left. The...

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From Giza, G 2381 X. 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, 2649–2100 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 6 cm; Height: 19 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World