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Ovoid storage jar, stoppered

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Complete ovoid jar. 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 scraped upwards into its pointed shape. The jar is closed with an intact mud stopper; as a result, rim type is impossible...

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From Giza, G2330A. 1910: 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.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 36 x 16.5 cm (14 3/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay?)


The Ancient World