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Ovoid jar

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Ovoid jar with rolled rim, short neck, and pointed base: complete. The body of the jar was made by hand, perhaps through coiling. The rim and neck were made on a slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the body bears vertical smoothing marks. Reisner type A-IIb.


From Giza, G 2150 A, debris of chamber. 1933: 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: 6.2 cm; Height: 22.3 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World