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Ovoid jar (Storage jar)

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Ovoid jar with rolled rim, cylindrical neck, and pointed base: reconstructed from sherds and largely complete. The body of the jar is handmade, likely through coiling, and carefully smoothed, leaving traces of upward strokes on the exterior. The neck and rim were manufactured on the slow wheel...

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Provenance

From Giza, G4733E. 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, Dynasty 5, 2465–2323 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Rim diameter: 8.8 cm; Height: 31 cm

Accession Number

14-2-120d

Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels