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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 complete. The body of the jar is handmade, likely through coiling, and carefully smoothed, leaving very visible, sometimes deep traces of upward strokes on the exterior. The neck and rim were...

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From Giza, G4220A. 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 4–5, 2575–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 10.8 cm; Height: approx. 31.6 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World