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Slender shouldered jar

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Slender shouldered jar with modeled rim, slightly funnel-shaped neck, and pointed base: largely complete, though a few rim sherds have not been reattached. Roughly "torpedo shaped." The body of the jar was handmade, possibly through coiling, and the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or...

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From Giza, G 5232 A/6. 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 6, 2323–2150 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Rim diameter: 8.1 cm; Height: 31.6 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Nile Silt)


The Ancient World