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Ovoid jar with remnant of seal (Storage jar)

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Ovoid jar with remnants of a mud plaster seal around the neck, with rolled rim and pointed base: complete. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely through coiling; the neck and rim were made on a slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of the body has been carefully smoothed and...

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From Giza, G 5221 A, chamber. 1914: 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: 8.3 cm; Maximum diameter: 15.4 cm; Height: 29.1 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl clay?)


The Ancient World