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Ovoid jar (Storage jar)

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Complete ovoid jar. The exterior of the jar bears patches of mud covering; some remnants of possible mud stopper visible at neck. Otherwise, the jar exhibits no surface treatment. The vessel was coil made, with a pointed base, and hand turned from the shoulder up. The bottom exterior half was...

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From Giza, G2330A. 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, Dynasty 5, 2575–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Maximum diameter: 17.5 cm; Height: 32 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay?)


The Ancient World