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Slender ovoid jar

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Slender ovoid jar with slightly rolled rim and pointed base: reconstructed from sherds and missing part of the upper body, shoulder, and rim. Unslipped. The body was handmade, probably through coiling, while the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The exterior of...

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From Giza, G4733E. 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 5, 2465–2323 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 8.2 cm; Height: approx. 28.2 cm

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl clay)


The Ancient World