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Shoulder jar with mud seal and stopper

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Small ovoid storage jar with cylindrical neck and pointed base: complete. Portions of the rolled rim, neck, and shoulder are obscured with the mud used as to close the vessel. The body of the vessel was handmade, likely through coiling; the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar...

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From Giza. 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 4–5, 2575–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 8.5 cm; Height: 28 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World