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Shouldered jar with rolled rim, cylindrical neck, and pointed base: complete. The body was handmade, perhaps through coiling, while the rim and neck were thrown on the slow wheel or made on a similar turning device. The exterior of the jar is coated in a red slip. Traces of plaster are scattered...

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From Giza, G 2000 B I, chamber. 1935: 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, 2649–2100 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 9.7 cm, Maximum diameter: 20.8 cm; Height: 36.3 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World