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Slender shouldered jar

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Slender shouldered jar with modeled, rolled rim and slightly funnel-shaped neck: broken at base but otherwise complete. The body was handmade, perhaps through coiling while the neck and rim were made on the slow wheel or similar turning device. The jar is unslipped.


From Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 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: 8.5 cm; Maximum diameter: approx. 11.6 cm; Height as preserved: 23 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery (Marl Clay)


The Ancient World